Author Archives: dan

Wheel in the Sky 1

Prologue “Sir Larick? Sir Larick, speak to me!” His master fell, and Candagar stumbled forward as if pulled by a string. “You killed him!” He screamed up at the Falgaroth, but the Black Paladin was already turning away. “It was … Continue reading

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Singularity and King 5

First Previous Turbo: I’ve started to touch upon a world full of technology so advanced it’s impossible for the natives to fully understand it. There are speaking swords made for ancient armies that have since gone feral and latch onto … Continue reading

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47 Taking criticism with Melissa Walshe

listen to PODCAST I’m talking again with  Melissa Walshe, social media strategist and author of the young adult urban fantasy Autumn’s Daughter. We discuss the problem of giving and receiving criticism, as well as… Handraising language and hedging The Oxford comma, unknown … Continue reading

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The Singularity and the King 4

First Previous Michael Silva and I were talking about our post-Singularity kingdom when who should…walk up? But Turbo Fanatic! Hi Turbo! Turbo: People are actively working to provide inanimate objects with narrative power (smart cars that complain when they need repairs! … Continue reading

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46 Giving criticism with Melissa Walshe

LISTEN to the podcast I’m talking with  Melissa Walshe, social media strategist and author of the young adult urban fantasy Autumn’s Daughter. We discuss the problem of giving and receiving criticism, as well as… Writing is another way to improve your … Continue reading

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The Singularity and the King 3

First Previous Michael: A vicious five year civil war. Imperialist forces defeated the Parliamentarians. Their holdings are annexed to the Imperial House and their titles are stripped. Their leaders are executed or exiled and the Krypteia (secret police, Inquisition) is formed … Continue reading

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45 Outlining with Simon Roy

LISTEN to podcast “What about the Tiger-men, hippies? You didn’t plan on them did you?”  Simon Roy and Matt Sheean‘s Mars project is ongoing…but I can’t tell you anything about that. Hush hush! New Frontiers (now finished and available for beta readers! … Continue reading

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The King and the Post-Singularity 2

First  Michael: Maybe controlling certain places gives them direct access. That would help make feudalism or feudal-corporatism viable. Dan: I like that a lot. Then politics becomes a board game, where you have to capture the “loci of power” (actually … Continue reading

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44 Contained vrs. resolved stories with Simon Roy

LISTEN to the podcast It’s Simon Roy again, telling us about his new project with Ed Brisson, the Field, out now! The Field is a story shrouded in mystery, but I do have it from a reliable authority that it also has … Continue reading

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The Night Land 2ndDraft 2

Back to the Beginning      to the Original III THE QUIET CALLING Somewhere out in the desolation of the Night Lands was a second Place of Refuge, where had gathered some last millions of the human race, to fight … Continue reading

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