Monthly Archives: December 2013

Kurt Vonnegut about fiction

I recently read a collection of short stories Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut. Although the book was released in 1999, it contains the author’s early short stories, published in magazines in the 1950s and ’60s. It was not an easy … Continue reading

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Bookish Flasks

I want to share the delightful bookish flasks from I smiled just looking. I want one – with the owl.

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TED talk about story

In 2012, Andrew Stanton gave a great TED talk about story. His advice about storytelling is as relevant today as it was two years ago. You can watch it here. To refresh your memory about Andrew Stanton, here is an … Continue reading

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Copyright regulations

Cornell University released a file of copyright regulations in the US – of interest to all writers and bloggers. Could you plagiarize a book published in the year of your birth in Albania? You can find the answer there. Could … Continue reading

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Fantasy heroes – who are they?

My contemplations concern both male and female characters, but for the clarity of writing, I’m using only male nouns and pronouns. In high fantasy, heroes are habitually princes (long-lost or deposed or otherwise beset by woes) or magicians or soldiers. … Continue reading

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