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Identifying and Avoiding Common Spec Fic Problems

| February 28, 2022

There are many pitfalls that can trip up a speculative fiction author. This article talks about the seven deadly sins of speculative fiction, but more than that, it gives recommendations on how to avoid those pitfalls, which is key to improving your stories!  

Thinking Through Story Problems

| October 1, 2018

One of my co-workers brought in a puzzle. This has, of course, escalated, and now we have a STACK of puzzles in the office. I think we’re even doing a swap with one of our other locations, where we each send the other office the puzzles we’ve already done, so we both get lots of […]