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Sci-fi and Fantasy: Why They Differ and Why You’d Blend Them

I’ve been wanting to post more regularly, so I decided share some of the insights for the book on plotting out stories that’s been on my TODO list for a…I’ve been wanting to post more regularly, so I decided share … Continue reading

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What Disney Has Forgotten About Classic Donald Duck

Who hasn’t seen at least one of the classic Donald Duck cartoons from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s? You know, the ones where, in the later cartoons, the theme says…Who hasn’t seen at least one of the classic Donald Duck … Continue reading

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FocusWriter… whether or not you need “distraction-free”

Those who know me well know that I’m a bit of a paradox when it comes to writing. On the one hand, I do have issues with distraction and I…Those who know me well know that I’m a bit of … Continue reading

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Early Modern English for Authors

Last Updated: October 26th, 2014 Since I seem to keep offering bits and pieces of this advice to people over and over, here’s a guide (which I’ll probably amend as…Last Updated: October 26th, 2014 Since I seem to keep offering … Continue reading

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Frozen: Musical Cinema ≠ Musical Theatre

Well, I finally saw Frozen and my brother and I pretty much agreed that, while it’s nice, it does have significant flaws. What’s really interesting, though, is the kinds of…Well, I finally saw Frozen and my brother and I pretty … Continue reading

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Trifles Make Perfection

TL;DR: When you’re doing something creative, look for details which, with only minimal change, could greatly broaden your work’s appeal and staying power. (Also includes examples.) Every now and then,…TL;DR: When you’re doing something creative, look for details which, with … Continue reading

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Good Villain, Bad Villain

The difference between a well-done villain like Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and a poorly done one like Rasputin in Don Bluth’s Anastasia is actually pretty simple. With a…The difference between a well-done villain like Ursula in Disney’s The … Continue reading

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