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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fiction by Ted Chiang

Not sure what you’re up to on this last day of the year, but I have a suggestion. If you’re at work, you probably aren’t getting anything done and, frankly, if you’re reading this blog, you probably aren’t going to get much done no matter where you are, so you might as well check out […]

Character and Plot Worksheets

I’m a nut for forms. I think I should have been a Soviet bureaucrat sometimes. I really do love filling out things like character sheets for role-playing games. And, naturally, I think that having the right form might just help me out of a writer’s block jam. So, toward that end, I’ve found more writer’s […]

Advice for Writers

Lavie Tidhar offers Advice for Writers. This advice appeared on Jeff Vandermeer’s blog, in the form of a guest post, but was so in tune with his writing voice, I thought he’d actually written it.  Do yourself a favor, especially if you are, like me, a frustrated writer.  It’s funny, but, well, some of it […]


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