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43 Ending a story with Cory Trego-Erdner

LISTEN to podcast I’m back with Cory Trego-Erdner and his concept art for an epic fantasy project based on Japanese and Pacific-Northwest mythology. The way that I arrived at the answers that ended my books was by cheating and seeing whether anyone … Continue reading

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The Night Land 2ndDraft 1

So here’s a thing. My buddy Paul and I are doing a project where we illustrate the mechanics of modern fiction by editing the classic (101 year old) The Night Land by treating the original as a first draft that needs polishing. … Continue reading

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42 Visual versus textual story-telling with Cory Trego-Erdner

LISTEN to the podcast I’m back with Cory Trego-Erdner and his concept art for an epic fantasy project based on Japanese and Pacific-Northwest mythology. We talk about what medium of storytelling one should choose as well as… Game of Thrones the books … Continue reading

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Wanted: Paid Editor for YA fantasy

Hello all! My friend Kalin Nenov of the Human Library is translating a YA fantasy and he needs your help. Specifically, he needs help with copy-editing (that is catching typos and grammatical errors, as well as any other suggestions about word … Continue reading

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41 Japanese mythology and fantasy with Cory Trego-Erdner

LISTEN to podcast This week I’m talking with concept artist and illustrator Cory Trego-Erdner and his concept art for an epic fantasy project based on Japanese and Pacific-Northwest mythology. And then I get my nerd on. And then Cory actually manages … Continue reading

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40 Historical accuracy in fantasy with Steve LeCouiliard

Listen to PODCAST I’m still talking with artist, cartoonist, and writer Steve LeCouiliard, creator of Una the Blade and (with Leia Weathington), the co-creator of the historical adventure Silk and Gold. Here we move on to the weighty topic of historical accuracy in fantasy and … Continue reading

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39 History and fantasy with Steve LeCouiliard

LISTEN to podcast Happy 2014! I hope you enjoyed the break. In case you’ve forgotten in the past month, I’m still talking with artist, cartoonist, and writer Steve LeCouiliard, creator of Una the Blade. We begin our discussion with the Africa-Inspired Sorcerer Culture he … Continue reading

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New Frontiers is ready!

So, as I have been subtly hinting over the past year, I have been writing a novel called New Frontiers. It’s a scifi/humor murder mystery about sex, aliens, sex with aliens, and the Hard Problem of Consciousness. And it is now … Continue reading

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Vocab story

A while ago, a student asked me to write a story for him, using the words of his vocabulary list in context. So I did. I didn’t plan, I didn’t even look very far down the list to see what words … Continue reading

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Christmas break

Hey everyone. With the holidays and the fact my house has been without wired internet for the last two weeks, I can’t keep up with the podcast schedule. So this is Christmas break. New podcasts are coming on the 13th … Continue reading

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