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What is wuxia, part 2 : some history

Before I delve to heavily into the elements that make-up wuxia, I’d like to take a look back at its history to provide some context. But first, a caveat : this is obviously a very abbreviated version of the history. … Continue reading

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What is wuxia? Part 1

At DFWcon this year, when I approached agents and told them what my genre was, I got a surprising amount of push back in the form of “well I don’t know how to categorize it.” This, I assume, is due … Continue reading

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Instead of trying to fit in, why don’t you…

So yeah it’s been a while. It’ll take at least another post, maybe two or three, to talk about November, NaNoWriMo, and all the stuff happening with diversity in the face of, well, adversity. BUT, right now what’s on my … Continue reading

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“Hallmarks” of wuxia

Last time I did a post detailing my own definitions of wuxia. I’d like to go a little more in-depth and talk about some things that many wuxia stories have in common, but don’t necessarily define the genre. 1) Cultural … Continue reading

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Ok Ben, so what is “wuxia”?

Glad I asked. I’ve been sort of dodging this because I really dislike the idea of genre definitions – stories have to fall into some pigeon holes, right? I guess so we can wrap our brains around where they’ll be … Continue reading

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How does collaboration work?

I get a lot of questions about how one collaborates with another to author a book. Let me preface with this : I can’t expect it works this way with everyone all the time, but I’ll elaborate a little on … Continue reading

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Unrealistic goals

A few months ago I┬ámade a post about collaboration on a short story for a contest. Because I haven’t mentioned it since then, some folks think that it quietly went away and I moved on to do other things. Nothing … Continue reading

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