Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Ficta Mystica Rumination

I’m glad to have discovered my Ficta Mystica sub-strata as the basis of most of what I write because it frees me to trope from dark to light without changing my approach to fiction. Encountering the Other and blundering into … Continue reading

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The Scope and Structure of Our Ignorance

Please go read the introduction to Slow Learner by Thomas Pynchon, whence these excerpts that may be useful or interesting to writers are taken. Reading any and all Pynchon fiction is important, too. /// “…Our common nightmare The Bomb … … Continue reading

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A Montage of Familiar Images

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN is not a fantasy, it is a deconstruction of and commentary on Medieval High Fantasy and contains layered referents from fiction and history, including Norse, Celtic, and Arabic myth, Elizabeth Bathory, Joan of Arc, Tolkien, … Continue reading

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