Lovecraft Part 1

While many people have a passion for science fiction and horror, some go so far as to declare new “classics” in the genre. College first exposed me to Lovecraft’s name and now it seems everyone who’s anyone in the...

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Westward the Fiction

I have these really great neighbors. They’re retired science teachers with a very down-to-earth attitude about things. They grow a relatively large garden (considering its Arizona and hotter than Satan’s summer home), used to raise chickens for eggs and...

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Review: The Seven Basic Plots

The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories – Christopher Booker I had an amazing teacher in my last semester in college. Working with her in a creative workshop with twenty other writers was an experience I wouldn't trade for...

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Lost Stories

Some time ago, almost a year I think, I set out to give myself a well-rounded instruction in folktales, fairy tales, myths, and legends. I also set out on a wider effort to create a creative writer's reference library....

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