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Three Tales of Herbert (on Storytelling Style)

Of all the troubles a beginning writer often has, style and tone tend to be at the top of the list. Whether we call it Voice or Theme or what-have-you, fiction writing is all about that mysterious thing. People often make the mistake of assuming that storytelling is about events. Events are easy. Events can […]
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It’s weird to write “adventure fiction” that really isn’t about adventure itself. The entire premise of the Constance Verity series is the struggles Connie has with balancing her adventuring obligations and her desires for an ordinary life.   So it’s strange, though not surprising, to hear people complain that they never thought Connie was in […]
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Star Trek Hits 50

So Star Trek hits 50, and while I will never deny its influence on our culture, I have to wonder if maybe it’s time to give the entire Star Trek universe a break? I’ve said it before, and usually, it’s met with a great wave of disagreement from the fans. I’m not dismissing their love […]
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Whitewashing (the frustrating conversation)

“There are some issues with casting Tilda Swinson as The Ancient One.” “Hey, hey, man, calm down!” “Who is upset? I’m just pointing out that there’s a troublesome history of whitewashing ethnic characters in film.” “Why are you judging this movie before you’ve even seen it?” “I’m not. Let’s get past that. Let’s talk about […]
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