Monthly Archives: October 2015

Split Infinitives

Originally posted on Hannah McCall:
An infinitive is the form of a verb made by adding to to its stem (e.g. to go or to do). It is often argued that there should never be anything between the to and…

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Interview with Michael Brookes

Michael Brookes is an Executive Producer with a leading UK games developer. Working in games and writing are two of his life passions and he considers himself fortunate to be able to indulge them both. He lives in the east

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God of War

Mars pulsed in the night sky. Vultures lingered around the battlefield, and with the coming of full dark, their human counterparts appeared. “Water,” croaked a fallen warrior, but a flint-eyed man slit the warrior’s throat before carrying out the grisly

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The Short Story–Making a Comeback

Short stories appear to be undergoing a renaissance. Hurray! I’ve always enjoyed short stories. I won’t say I like them better than novels or poems or any other form, but I enjoy having them on the menu, as it were.

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Interview with Rachael Ritchey

Rachael Ritchey is the author of The Beauty Thief, a first in the Chronicles of the Twelve Realms series, who also hosts a weekly writing prompt on her website called Blog Battle. She’s a native Idahoan who knows next to

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Blog Battle

Blog Battle is a terrific thing I discovered on Twitter (using #BlogBattle), but it really takes place on blogs. Rachael Ritchey started it over a year ago, and it’s quite fun. I’ve participated many times now, and it’s always been

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The Dance of the Lights

Meg tore a strip from her shift and bound it against her bleeding arm. It would likely scar, but that was the least of her worries. The bog had seemed like the safest place to run, in case they had

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