So the Swords & Sorcery book is coming along slowly. Just finished a story and started a new one. I’m at around 74 pages of material so far, which is a lot for me since I tend to write “super short” short stories. Well, with the exception of The Jarioth Cycle which I wrongly consider […]
I just re-wrote one of my really early stories. It’s about a burned out Star Trek-esque actor suffering the horrors of having to survive by making convention appearances. Then the Devil appears and wants his autograph. It’s posted here.
I often want the monster to win in the end. I am often disappointed. Universal monster movies especially adhere to this dynamic (the real ones, any Mummy movie that’s in color is shit). The “romantic lead” hero has zero personality and is only defined by his passionate and complete love for the white damsel in […]
Just got back from Indy a couple days ago, and I can almost function normally again. Saw some people I hadn’t seen in quite a while and bought the mandatory Kenneth Hite book (Qelong for LotFP). When it comes to the way I want to portray the occult in RPGs, he’s the guy who’s been […]
The reason I wrote the original post about The conflicting tension between metaphysics and good storytelling was because I was experiencing it myself. I’d used a technical kabbalistic phrase as a placeholder until I could think of the correct word to use. The problem was that I never did and the placeholder was wrong but […]
If you’ve ever had the misfortune to read any fiction by Dion Fortune or others of her sort you already know what I’m here to talk about today. Don’t get me wrong, her Non-Fiction is terrific, in fact I’d highly recommend it. But when she tries to weave a story she can’t let her cosmological […]
I don’t plan stories. I don’t even figure out what motivates a character until it matters. These are terrible writing methods, but they are how I write. Maybe if I planned more I wouldn’t get writer’s block that lasts a whole year. Still I think that there is some value in spontaneous writing. Zelazny says […]