From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism

Category Archive for ‘Non-Fiction’ rss

Non-Fiction

Cons For Pros, Part Two: Preparation

Potential employers are inundated with aspiring writers. One of the idiosyncrasies of the industry is that almost everyone who plays games believes they have the skills to work in the industry professionally. And, while many do, if you want to make the cut you need to be able to show that you’re truly talented.

Non-Fiction

Cons For Pros, Part One: The Basics

As for cosplay and other costuming – you may want to wait until you’re done to start your hand-shaking and networking efforts. While your angel wings or blood-soaked lab coat may get you stopped in the hall for photo opportunities, it’s not necessarily the impression you want to leave on a potential business contact. You probably don’t want to have to start your follow-up email with “You may remember me as the drow with the super-sized broadsword…”

Non-Fiction

Twitter Updates for 2009-10-04

Which urban fantasy writers are -your- favorites? http://bit.ly/110IUt # 10 Best Apocalyptic Books of all time – http://bit.ly/14xuK3 # Powered by Twitter Tools

Non-Fiction

Twitter Updates for 2009-10-01

The new ish of Clarkesworld Magazine is up, and it packs a punch! You are forewarned, with Kij Johnson's new story, http://bit.ly/XF9z5 # Powered by Twitter Tools

Non-Fiction

Eureka: “What Goes Around Comes Around”

Okay then. Global Dynamics is about to run its Super Duper Ultra Crazy Mega Zelda Collider and something, anything is going to go wrong. Something does.

Non-Fiction

Twitter Updates for 2009-09-30

Nifty new site – http://sheneverslept.com/newsandreviews/archives/370 # I want to write the story this illustrates. RT @NathanFillion The stuff of which nightmares are made. http://yfrog.com/5ejb6zj # Because survival is important: RT @tamoor Surviving a Bengal Tiger Attack – What You Need to Know http://bit.ly/4kgHav # Do -you- know what a Mori bird is? http://bit.ly/10pKJS # I […]

Non-Fiction

Twitter Updates for 2009-09-30

Nifty new site – http://sheneverslept.com/newsandreviews/archives/370 # I want to write the story this illustrates. RT @NathanFillion The stuff of which nightmares are made. http://yfrog.com/5ejb6zj # Because survival is important: RT @tamoor Surviving a Bengal Tiger Attack – What You Need to Know http://bit.ly/4kgHav # Do -you- know what a Mori bird is? http://bit.ly/10pKJS # I […]

Non-Fiction

Support Our ‘Zines Day

Fantasy Magazine publishes original fiction and daily articles about the fantasy genre in literature, the media, and other venues. If you enjoy reading Fantasy Magazine, please consider donating!

Non-Fiction

Trailer Boy Makes Good: An Interview With Ken Scholes, Author of Canticle

…part of writing for me is playing “what if” with the morality of the cultures and societies I’m writing about. In the Named Lands, the sense of what’s acceptable and unacceptable has been honed by a culture of survival. Certainly, I personally eschew any philosophy that relies on exploiting or manipulating others as a part of its practice or belief (think House Li Tam.) But by using empathy and digging into those characters, I can imagine and comprehend why members of that House might do what they do believing that it is necessary to keep humanity alive and moving forward — and then write the characters from that understanding.

Non-Fiction

Twitter Updates for 2009-09-28

Did cooking make us human? http://bit.ly/CtN7E # Interesting game projects – http://bit.ly/vztnS # Thanks for the #followfriday and RTs! l@DonP @staciebenton @ecurbmp @daj42 @ShawnScarber @GrayRinehart # Powered by Twitter Tools