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Book Review – The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch [Books]

Philip K. Dick is one of the founders of modern science fiction. I see him as a writer who straddled the line between the old guard - Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein - and the new school. He, along with writers like Harlan Ellison, ushered in a deeper and more surreal aspect to the genre. If you… Continue reading Book Review – The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch [Books]

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What’s the Best Writing Tool? [Writing]

This is one of those topics that can be contentious. There are so many tools available to the modern writer that it can be overwhelming. I can't promise you that I'll answer all your questions. However, I think I can provide you with some valid options and, hopefully, help you make an informed decision. First,… Continue reading What’s the Best Writing Tool? [Writing]

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What I Learned From Comic Books [Creativity]

When I was a kid I adored comic books. I was (and still am) a fan of Marvel titles, especially Spider Man, The Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange, The Silver Surfer, and The Uncanny X-Men. I'd run down to the local convenience store the first of every month and pick up my favorites, along with a… Continue reading What I Learned From Comic Books [Creativity]

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Finding Your Writing Voice [Writing]

An author’s writing voice is much like a fingerprint, or even their actual speaking voice. It’s special, unique, and identifies them as an individual. When I pick up a book and start reading, the author’s writing voice identifies them, much like if they had called me on the phone. When I was in my teens… Continue reading Finding Your Writing Voice [Writing]