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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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Artifacts of an older era

A while back I made a post about going to China & Taiwan, and a little of the history of the two countries. I might’ve been able to skip that post and just jump to this one, but that one … Continue reading

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“China is here, Mr. Burton”

Yeah it’s been a while. Yeah I’m a terrible blogger. Where have I been? Well for one, China. Stinky and I got visas and took a big long 3 week trip, hitting Taiwan, Guangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo, and Sanya. Lots to … 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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