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Creatives! Grieve. Give support. Then get back to work. This shoe will be a long time falling.

Creatives! Grieve. Give support. Then get back to work. This shoe will be a long time falling.

We're waiting for the other shoe to drop. For those of us who remotely identify with the left, track[...]
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Howard and Tolkien’s “Strider the Ranger Series”

One of the stranger quirks of literary history is the collaboration between the big morose Texan pul[...]
Feeling Grown Up - a Hypothesis

Feeling Grown Up - a Hypothesis

There's this idea that few of us feel truly grown up, that inside the typical 60 year old is a 16 ye[...]

Storyteller Tools

Ken MacLeod: "...very useful in getting from ideas etc to plot and story."

Hannu Rajaniemi: "...find myself to coming back to [this] book in the early stages. Just convinced an aspiring writer friend to buy it."

I wrote and sold three novels in 2013, in each case starting from scratch. This handbook shares the creative outlining techniques that will enable you to speed from vision to completed novel, again and again.

  • No more unfinished writing projects!
  • Turn sweeping visions into viable stories, fast!
  • Grow a novel out of anything no matter how vague: an opening; some characters; a story world; a philosophical idea; a theme; a map; a gaming setting...
  • Conjure up conflicts and story questions to drive your plot.
  • Write usable outlines "in flow".
  • Learn to use your storyteller instinct!
  • Lose yourself in creating stories for other people to lose themselves in.

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Swords Versus Tanks

Knights and tanks battle on a level killing field!

Fleeing alien attack, time-travelling communists invade their own medieval past, not realising that magic works...

Sir Ranulph Dacre was supposed to die in a famous last stand. Instead, he takes up his rune-etched sword and faces off against the invaders from the future.

Meanwhile, veteran tank commander Colonel Jasmine Klimt is about to find out how well she measures up against her childhood hero.

Who will survive when the armoured warriors clash across the centuries?

Read Swords Versus Tanks Episode 1 and find out!

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