I like to think of outlining as fractal, like a rocky coastline. The jagged water’s edge looks similar—not identical, just very like—if seen from space, an airplane, a tower, a rooftop, or from a crouching position at the water’s edge. Story sections also look rather the same at different planning elevations. Whether it’s the 7-volume arc, […]Read More Writing Time, Part 83. Time Management for Writers, a Fractal Approach
One of the great new reads in fantasy, Allaigna’s Song: Overture never fails to intrigue and satisfy my love of adventure and superbly drawn characters. I ask myself, how does JM Landels do it? From the very first page, JM Landels draws me into Allaigna’s brilliantly observed world, a land rich in conflict and magic. […]Read More Writing Time: JM Landels and Transformation in Allaigna’s Song: Overture.
I love the story “Poor Thing” by KM Vaghela. Fellow editor JM Landels suggested that I draw the branch that the story turns on. I hoped to show the turning by pointing branches […]Read More Tip of a Branch, Turning Point in “Poor Thing”