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The Bechdel Test and High Fantasy

ShareTweet I got into a conversation this week about the Bechdel Test with some other writers. The Bechdel Test, if you’re not familiar with the term, is a means of testing gender bias in a work of fiction (usually movies). … Continue reading

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On Writer’s Block

ShareTweet We all know the trope from movies: The (usually previously successful) writer sits down in front of a typewriter and no ideas will come. Either the page remains stubbornly blank or we see countless wadded up first pages scattered … Continue reading

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Parent, sister and cousin races

ShareTweet The past couple of weeks I’ve explained the difference between a race in our books that might be familiar to you, the Mar from Lesson of the Fire, and a race you’ve run across briefly in LotF.  By all … Continue reading

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Origin of Farlander magic

ShareTweet Here I was, promising a Saturday post, and I nearly forgot to do so. Luckily, the time exists for me to do this now as opposed to waiting until the evening or tomorrow. Last week, I started talking about … Continue reading

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Art and a Cough

ShareTweet Minneapolis just had its annual Art-a-Whirl event, which is when all the art studios in my neighborhood open their doors to the public for the weekend in hopes of selling lots and lots of art. It’s quite the party … Continue reading

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Near future preview, and magic

ShareTweet I’m very excited — we are very excited — that our next book, Nosamae Ascending, is progressing well.  We had aimed for a release date within spring 2013, but that should be amended to summer.  We are, at the … Continue reading

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Spring at Last

ShareTweet The God-Machine Chronicle is now available on Drivethru RPG. It includes a big rules update that is also available for free download. As I’ve mentioned before, I did a fair amount of work for it – the Introduction, specifically … Continue reading

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Another random week of reading and revising

ShareTweet I’ve had a fairly productive week of writing and editing Nosamae Ascending. Telling you “I wrote/edited X words” is pretty meaningless, but I finished one pretty significant subplot section and edited a second rather important piece. Right now I’m … Continue reading

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Reviews and Revisions

ShareTweet First off, Lesson of the Fire received an enthusiastic 4-star review on Goodreads last week, which really made my day when I noticed it: “The idea behind this book is possibly brilliant. It’s the story of a wizard that … Continue reading

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Books and TV

ShareTweet I spent a fair bit of the weekend writing up the third and fourth session of the Demon: the ??? playtest, and the response has been pretty positive. The main purpose of a playtest when you get right down … Continue reading

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