Writing and Fantasy

  • Lessons in Pacing

    October 20, 2020 by

    As I make my final revision before I query, one of the last aspects of writing that I am learning is pacing. I long ago learned the trick of varying sentence length to increase tension. I’ve learned, too, such tricks of spacing dialog at regular intervals in a scene to increase or decrease readers’ attention,… Read more

  • #Ownvoices, Authenticity, and Orientalism

    October 3, 2020 by

    I’ve written about authenticity before. It’s a topic that, no matter how often I write about it, never exhausts itself for me. A large part of my hate-on for the concept of authenticity comes from my years living in China, during which I was occasionally subjected to the rantings of fellow travelers who would express… Read more

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