Sitemap - 2021 - Counter Craft
Just a Little End of the Year Round-Up
Plotter, Pantser, Scribbler, Scribe
Writing Is about the Right Words, not the MOST Words
Did Anyone "Invent" Science Fiction?
Much Ado about MFAs
Fairy Tales and the Fictionness of Fiction
Three (More) Great Books You Might Have Missed
Processing: How Calvin Kasulke Wrote Several People Are Typing
The Superhero in History Dilemma
Schrödinger's 100k Author Advance
Kicking Over the Ladder in Your Mind
For Sale: Kidney Story. Never Authorized.
Sales Numbers, Goodreads Reviews, and Other Ways to Drive an Author Mad
The Long, Messy Road To Publishing My Novel
Strange Methods: Zadie Smith's First Twenty Pages
Substack and the Return (?) of Serialized Fiction
On Rejections, Rejections, and Rejections
Everything I've Learned about Being a "Professional" Writer in One Post
The Plot Against Plotting
No the CIA Didn't Invent "Show Don't Tell"
Maybe It's Time to Admit People Just Like Books?
Art Should Be a Doorway, Not a Mirror
Strange Methods: César Aira's "Flight Forward"
Strange Methods: Michael Moorcock's 3-Day Novel
Morality Plays and Goodreads Threats
Genre as Story Engine
Twin Peaks and Embracing Artistic Accidents
How Much Money Do Authors Actually Earn?
Gabagool and Malpropisms: Dialogue Lessons from The Sopranos
The Five-Car Metaphor Pile-Up
Is 5,000 a lot of books?
Novels and Novellas and Tomes, Oh My!
Three Books You Might Have Missed
A Long Post about Short Stories (and Magazines)
Some Words about Awards
Let's Blow Up Freytag's Pyramid
Genre Jargon: How the SFF and Literary Worlds Speak about Themselves and Each Other
Worldbuilding Doesn’t Need to Build Everything
The Value of Boring Sentences
Dumb yet Brilliant Books
Everyone Wants Art, No One Wants Artists to be Paid
Space on the Page: On Emphasis in Fiction
Worldbuilding in the Real World
A Defense of Adverbs
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