Recent posts tagged Fyodor Dostoevsky


'I Burned It All'

Take your story. Rip it up and start again. What's left?


The Benefits Of A Cracking Good Yarn

What storytelling can do that a straight rundown of facts can't.

Cheap Shots Dept.

On politics in literature, again.

Book Nook Dept.

Ten things from my shelf I'd take into isolation, 2017 edition.


Tell It Again Sam Dept.

How I write, and how I rewrite.


A Defect Of Character Dept.

SF&F's problems with character development are cyclical; we teach ourselves bad habits.

Kill Your Idols Some More Dept.

The artist isn't a guru, a god, or sometimes even a good guy.

Great Minds Think Unalike Dept.

Why are people valued more for their "consistency" than for their ability to learn and adapt?


Open Mouth Already A Mistake Dept.

Just enough is more, especially when showing as opposed to telling.

Dream Big Or Die Dept.

Why philosophical fiction doesn't have to be boring -- and why SF&F provides an ideal field for such work.

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