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Defining Subgenres

How can you define a subgenre of fantasy? High fantasy is often described as being set in a fantasy world, and then by the stature of the main cast of the plot. This barely separates it from “Dark fantasy”: typically also associated with a fantasy world, and thus the only differentiation is the style and […]

In Search of a Scary Old Man

We all make assumptions. Every time we imagine the face behind a voice, or the taste of food in a picture, we’re making an assumption. Assumptions on their own aren’t a bad thing. Forcing our assumptions on others, or refusing to believe in something that doesn’t match our assumptions can be more of problem. But […]

What is There to Say?

I haven’t posted or spoken about Orlando in any way after the horrifying events this week. I haven’t said names like Miguel Honorato, or Deonka Drayton. I haven’t written about gun control, or media representations of minority communities. I’ve not said anything.

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The Words We Use

The English language is limited. Well, language itself is inherently limited, because an unlimited language would make communication rather difficult. So, by necessity, a writer will reuse words. I think it is the words we choose to reuse that create the most telling picture of our work. With the recent release of my book, The […]

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The Joy and Terror of NaNoWriMo

Hi all, As you may notice, this blogging thing is a new fixture on Fort Knight’s Tale. It would seem I decided that writing poetry and short stories on a weekly basis, while keeping up with work commitments and the like, was taking it far too easy. So on that note, commence the blogging!