Tag Archive: fantasy

Confessional Classic: I Love Your Books, But…

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Oh, how I love me some fantasy novels. They are a pleasure without the guilt because when they’re good, they’re really good. And there’s so many sub genres to choose from: Urban Fantasy (The Dresden… Continue reading

I Love Your Books, But…

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Oh, how I love me some fantasy novels. They are a pleasure without the guilt because when they’re good, they’re really good. And there’s so many sub genres to choose from: Urban (The Dresden Files… Continue reading

Three Forthcoming Fantasies to Foam Over

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WordPress ate the first version of this post. It’s never done that before, and when I say ate, I mean mercilessly devoured, leaving no drafts whatsoever, only the title and tags, like little scraps… Continue reading

Finding Your Voice

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This week at the PLC we’re talking about voice in fiction. That can mean one of two things- the voice you develop as a writer, or the voice of the character telling the… Continue reading

Under the Influence: The books (and writers) that made me so gosh-darned weird!

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I think it’s no secret that one of my biggest influences is Ursula Le Guin. But I never would have read Le Guin were it not for Anne McCaffrey, and my fourth grade… Continue reading

3 Things …This Fantasy nerd is anticipating this year

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I’m lucky, in that two of the things I’ve been looking forward to most this year are about to start.  The third, well, the third is not a thing so much as a… Continue reading

Three Things… That Rocked In 2010

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This installment of Three Things… is a year end roundup. So here are Three Things… that rocked my socks in 2010. 1. Books: I read so many great books this year. My favorites:… Continue reading

Dead Woman in the Snow

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So I confess: I am the one who came up with this topic idea of “Showing Our Freudian Slips” during our last brainstorming session several weeks ago. I had a very clever idea… Continue reading

“Words Too Big”: The Sam Sykes Story

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The Parking Lot Confessional interviewed the unpredictable Sam Sykes. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to talk to Sam, you know he’s not one to mince words. Here he gives honest advice about writing, and shares from the struggles and triumphs he’s encountered in his own work.

Fight Club, Epic Fantasy Style

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I love a good fight. Writing realistic fight scenes can be hard. I suspect this is why so few of us do them well, and when they are done well, ala Joe Abercrombie,… Continue reading

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