Guts and Sass: M.E. Traylor

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Have you met Met? That is M.E. Traylor, author of Guts and Sass.  As both an established and well-written serial, Guts and Sass is a staple of the web fiction library.  It’s also is a great intro to longer web fics.  With manageably-sized chapters, it’s easy to read, and to keep reading and keep reading–and… Read more »

Semi-colons? Holy fuck. Are we even talking about stories anymore?

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Minor interlude in the web fiction festivities here.   I’ve just been in a very serious debate.  About semi colons.   I think you need to be a member to view the forums at Litopia, so linking there would be pretty pointless. I meant to screen shot the convo and pasted it here, which I’m sure… Read more »

Lockpick Pornography, Bible Camp Bloodbath, and Pals – Joey Comeau Again

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“I feel the way bank robbers must feel just before they go out on that last big job that ends up getting them all killed. That is to say, optimistic.” Lockpick Pornography  Joey Comeau As I said yesterday, I went on an epic hunt for Joey Comeau, but it appears he must be deep in… Read more »

Lockpick Pornography, Bible Camp Bloodbath, and Pals – Joey Comeau

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“These are my options if I want to become a serial killer? I’m killing people because I’m either a gold digger or a woman scorned? What, I can’t kill people because it’s fun?” “Yeah,” Helen said. “Why can’t I kill people because it’s exciting and new? This is bullshit.” From We Are Become Pals, Chapter… Read more »

Bruce Willis and Dragons: Two Legendary Creatures ~ Guest post by Greg X Graves

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________________________________________ Zombies, necromancers and orbital death platforms are not the only things that come out of the mind of Greg X Graves.  Greg was nice enough to open up said mind and let some more thoughts spill out for your consideration.  Read on: ________________________________________ Imagine Bruce Willis. Now imagine a dragon. Now imagine Bruce Willis… Read more »

Greg X Graves Interview

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Ever have a dream where you’re being chased by a tyrannosaurus rex and everybody’s really scared but then you’re suddenly riding it and having all sorts of fun and everybody thinks that its really cool? I do. Every night. Greg X Graves The Interview Part I: The requisite writing questions Why do you write? Have… Read more »

Orbital Death Platforms, Necromancers and Greg X Graves: Webfic Festival Author #1

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A large orbital death platform continued its eternal fall around the Earth. Positioning rockets along its hull occasionally made an offering to Newton’s laws of motion. One long, thin cone projected towards the Earth. In the control room a long, thin man sat in front of a bank of consoles. A red phone crouched next… Read more »

The Internet Is Not for Marketing

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TV has commercials. So does radio. Buildings hold billboards.  Victoria’s Secret lingerie has Victoria’s Secret tags. Advertisers use these things as tools.  But TV, radio, buildings and lingerie are more than tools.  They do not exist to serve the advertisers. Neither does the internet. More specifically, the people of the internet do not exist to… Read more »

13 Rules for Writing: Rule #2

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13 Rules for Writing _________________________________ TWO Write with the TV on. Write with the radio on. Write with your spouse yelling at you to get off the fucking computer and get in bed already _________________________________ As an undergrad, I couldn’t sleep.  I had plenty of time for it.  The inconvenient drive to study for exams… Read more »