Writing and Fantasy

  • Bricks Without Straw: Making Useless Critiques Useful

    August 21, 2019 by

    After a while, critiques start to fall into recognizable categories. As you work with many critiquers, their responses can be like the Baggins family in Tolkien’s stories – you know what they are going to say without the trouble of asking them. Even worse, every once in a while, you come across a critique so… Read more

  • In Defense of First Person Present

    August 19, 2019 by

    First person present tense is a much maligned point of view. Generally, on twitter polls that ask, “what’s your favorite point of view to read?” poor first person present tends to score near the bottom. I will be the first to admit that, until about a year ago, I too was a hater. What changed… Read more

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