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Informative Podcasts about Fiction

1.) For those interested in getting the lay-of-land with respect to the modern novel:   The American Novel Since 1945 Amy Hungerford is ‘the bomb’ at ‘opening the text.’ Plus, it’s an Open Yale course… classy! 2.) For straight-talk about the … Continue reading

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The Screenwriter’s House in LA

(This is a 4000-word short story that contains some adult language and situations) I’d known Dennis’s mom since Dennis and me were in second grade, since the days when she would come out on her cedar deck in that grey … Continue reading

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Ten Great Writers on Fiction Writing

1. Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Essential Tips for Short Story Writing (Video) 2. Jack Keruac’s Rules for Spontaneous Prose 3. T. S. Eliot and the Objective Correlative 4. H. P. Lovecraft’s Supernatural Horror in Literature 5. Edgar Allan Poe’s The Poetic … Continue reading

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Creativity through Conformity? Yes!

We gotta be careful of what we believe. Many Americans subscribe a little too heavily to the Amer-I-Can philosophy and it’s becoming contagious throughout–it’s the myth of the Lone Hero, the Rugged Pioneer or the Cowboy riding into the dusty … Continue reading

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What is “Literary” Fiction …I mean REALLY

Recently I posted a review on Goodreads that was basically the same as my post F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Mysterious Triumph: This Side of Paradise. In that review and post, I mentioned the word “literary” several times and a Goodreads member … Continue reading

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Positivity – The Secret Sauce that Makes Fiction Sizzle

Positivity. Am I positive that that’s what good fiction needs? yes. So many people are out there writing great stuff in fictional worlds that no one would ever want to visit. A negative fictional world is too much like the … Continue reading

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What is Technical Satire?

What is Technical Satire? Short answer: it’s nothing yet. It’s not weird enough to really be Bizarro Fiction and yet too weird to be Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, etc. Is it an extension of Post Modernism and consumer cynicism in … Continue reading

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