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87 Writing for Games with Lars Doucet and James Cavin

Welcome back to the Kingdoms of Evil podcast! This week we’re talking with Lars Doucet and James Cavin, the owner and the head writer of Level Up Labs, creators of Defender’s Quest and Defender’s Quest II. We’re talking about writing for games. The gun … Continue reading

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Following up

Well that was one quickly resolved New Year’s resolution! Thanks to Melissa Walshe, author and publicist, I figured out a little more about how I’m doing on google analytics. First I go to (as Melissa told me) “the top right … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

Za mnogo godini, everyone. The Kingdoms of Evil Podcast, Language is Great!, and Wonderful Awful Ideas will be back starting January 12th. Until then, let’s make some resolutions for the coming year. I already talked about what worked and what … Continue reading

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Petrolea is DONE!

Petrolea is done! 56 pages and 25K words. A lot still needs to be done, but it will be ready for beta-readers very soon. Send me a message if you want to read this fun little novella about environmentalism and … Continue reading

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What I learned this Year

The holidays are upon us and I’m on vacation. The Kingdoms of Evil Podcast, Language is Great!, and Wonderful Awful Ideas will be back starting January 12th. To tide you over in the mean time, here’s What I Learned in … Continue reading

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Agents of Re.L.I.E.F

  In a timeline where American involvement in World War Two started later and ended worse, Central and Western Europe are uninhabitable, the former Soviet Union is a long chain of warlords, the USA is catatonic, and much of the rest of … Continue reading

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Ottoman-period Bulgarian terminology is Great!

…or what I did on my vacation. Last weekend I spent three lovely nights with my wife in Koprivshtitsa, an architectural preserve in central Bulgaria. Koprivshtitsa was a town of wool-merchants (and the center of the April Uprising, which is … Continue reading

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86 International Fiction with Elías Combarro and Leticia Lara

Last week I talked with Elías Combarro of Sense of Wonder and Leticia Lara of Fantástica – Ficción about Spanish sci-fi and Fantasy. This week, I’m talking with them about the international movement in science fiction and fantasy. Mañana todavía (Still Tomorrow) edited by Ricard … Continue reading

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The New Age

We discovered Forced Metempsychosis in the 1950s, and used psychonauts and, later, the astral projections of digital computers to mine the Astral Plane for its precious resources. The natives, however, grew restless. The New Age, a comic by Daniel M. … Continue reading

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Bulgarian Affinity Terminology is Great!

Last week, we talked about blood relatives. Now it’s time to talk about something a little more complicated, the in-laws. In English, all of these people are named some version of X-in-law, but in Bulgarian, they almost all have unique … Continue reading

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