Take your story. Rip it up and start again. What's left?
What storytelling can do that a straight rundown of facts can't.
On politics in literature, again.
Ten things from my shelf I'd take into isolation, 2017 edition.
How I write, and how I rewrite.
SF&F's problems with character development are cyclical; we teach ourselves bad habits.
The artist isn't a guru, a god, or sometimes even a good guy.
Why are people valued more for their "consistency" than for their ability to learn and adapt?
Just enough is more, especially when showing as opposed to telling.
Why philosophical fiction doesn't have to be boring -- and why SF&F provides an ideal field for such work.
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