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Writing Time, Part 83. Time Management for Writers, a Fractal Approach

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 … Continue reading

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Writing Time: JM Landels and Transformation in Allaigna’s Song: Overture.

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 … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 57. Tip: Don’t Kick the Authorial Dog.

Whistling in the dark, we sometimes call it, but I don’t like hearing emerging and establishing writers speak self-deprecatingly of their work.  We don’t hear that sort of self-mockery much in other professions. And, even in our own, with a … Continue reading

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Working Bird

When we began our magazine, Pulp Literature, we knew we wanted it to be illustrated.This magpie was the first drawing I thought of for an incidental. He never made it in, no doubt because he’s cranky. I still like this fellow–he’s outside the … Continue reading

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Mermaid Hunt, Sonar Style

  For Issue 7 of Pulp Literature we have a fab flash fiction piece by Holly Walrath called “Mermaid Hunt”–a mermaid hunt with a twist, as you can see from this detail from the title page.

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Fresh from the Rennaissance

I love the way Crivelli and Verocchio and their fellows painted lilies in the 15th Century, so that they are just as graceful as the angel holding them. Even more, I’m delighted that the lilies on my windowsill right here … Continue reading

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Raven at the Ready

The great thing about drawing is that if you need a picture of a raven, and you don’t have time to put on your coat and scour the countryside for a raven photo-op, you can just draw one. I find … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Sword

I rarely use a straight edge, but with swords I feel obliged to honour the blade with a direct line to the point. Armour is fun, because you’re making black lines on white paper represent something shiny. But if there’s … Continue reading

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These Eyes

Back in the day my great aunt Jessie embroidered a Tudor-style flower scene for my grandmother’s home. It’s now at my parents’ place, and I drew it first straight up, then again with mixed elements–scales for flowers, petals for the … Continue reading

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Hands Up

I used to have a heck of a time drawing  hands. Now I don’t know that I’m much more competent, but I can’t get enough of them. Go figure.

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