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DFW Con 2016

Last year’s DFWcon was kiiiiinda lame, and I don’t mind saying so. It was so lame they didn’t even have the usual comment forms – they knew. This isn’t to say they didn’t try – they had (mostly) great agents, … Continue reading

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What I learned at the 2015 conference

Here’s what I learned at the 2015 DFW Writers Conference : I have a bad ass crit group. For me, the Con began at 9 AM on Saturday, when I had my pitch. DFW is pretty unique in that part … 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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The same old thing with new paint (part 2)

So a couple months ago I made a post about re-hashing old stories. That one was about artists using their own voice to re-do something old. People complain about how all the old themes have been used up and are … Continue reading

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He lives! (kind of) and some notes about MR

I’m not dead, I just haven’t gotten around to posting in a while. My endurance is better than my stamina, I promise. That being said, I didn’t want to make a series of posts that said little more than “here’s … Continue reading

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Swimmin’ with the bettas.

The other night at Write Club, I was editing the manuscript alongside Laurie when she asked what I was doing. Me : Editing. Duh. Her : Well stop, I don’t want to have to go back and re-edit things you’ve … Continue reading

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