“Leave It To Reader”: How Often Should You?

  I’ve mentioned this topic on numerous occasions before today–usually not positively. With this in mind I should clarify that I don’t consider the reader’s imagination some heinous devilry to subvert or an annoyance holding back my genius. You can’t write a working story without it. At the end of the day it’s the reader’s […]

Creating From Spite: A Dangerous Primer

I doubt it’s a secret to anyone who frequents this blog, with its digi-sword framing and intermittent edge-bursts, that I harbor more than a little spite towards some writing and even some other writers–a double dose for myself on both counts. I feel no guilt for admitting this; many creators drive themselves with gnawing emotions […]

The Necromancer and the Revenant: Updates and Next Steps

(Full disclosure as of 4/10/2019–while I did write this for important updates, I obviously got a bit worked up in the process; I’ve tweaked or removed 3-4 sentences which aren’t reflective of my thoughts when level-headed. If you’re coming back to this and remembering it as moderately less reasonable, that is why.) “I’m sorry, but […]

Creation’s Fringe

Sometimes the Mangle-Planet. Sometimes just “this place.” Yet mostly, those who dwell upon it call it what it is: the last stop for the cast-offs of broken ages and bitter ends. The last chance to decide whether life and light are worth clinging to. The edge of all things. Creation’s Fringe. It’s a colossal world […]