Originality By Way Of Cliche: Kumo Kagyu’s Goblin Slayer, Vol. 1 (2016)

"Goblin Slayer was calm as he delivered this answer that was no answer. He daubed his gauntlets with blood, then pulled a liver out from one of the bodies."   —Kumo Kagyu, Goblin Slayer, Vol. 1 (2016) §.00 The first installment of the novel series Goblin Slayer, Vol.1 (2016), written by Kumo Kagyu (with illustrations by Noboru… Continue reading Originality By Way Of Cliche: Kumo Kagyu’s Goblin Slayer, Vol. 1 (2016)

Early Reviews For Peter Clarke’s Singularity Survival Guide

Early reviews are in for Peter Clarke's The Singularity Survival Guide (first published here, throughout November, 2018, and later, in paperback, on March 27, 2019). From Amazon Mark: Are YOU ready for the rise of the robots? Many leading thinkers now warn us that the tech breakthroughs of today will lead to humanity's doomsday tomorrow: Elon Musk… Continue reading Early Reviews For Peter Clarke’s Singularity Survival Guide

Book Recommendation: The Best Punctuation Book, Period. (2014) by June Casagrande

Most writers know how to use a comma, period, exclamation point, and quotation marks, but very few will know how to modify the use of the aforementioned punctuation marks for the multiple, different style formats without guidance. For example, is it correct to place a comma before or after and? The answer is: sometimes, sometimes… Continue reading Book Recommendation: The Best Punctuation Book, Period. (2014) by June Casagrande

The Silence & The Howl | Part 24

§.24 After Marla returned upstairs, and his exercises were finished, Harmon showered, dressed in a plain black T and blue jeans and went for a walk. He headed for the convenience store to the north of Andy's abode where he hoped he might obtain cigarettes, coffee, jerky and a newspaper. He felt light, relaxed and… Continue reading The Silence & The Howl | Part 24

Simple Schema For Fiction Note-Keeping

§.00 I'm very partial to note-keeping and have consequently developed a note-keeping method specifically tailored for fiction. §.01 Consideration in my schema is first given to character(s), since once one has assembled their principal character or characters, the setting and plot can be developed more naturally. Next, principal setting(s), then theme(s) (since once one has… Continue reading Simple Schema For Fiction Note-Keeping

Notes on Schopenhauer’s The Art of Literature (1893)—I

Arthur Schopenhauer's The Art of Literature is a brisk, engaging consideration of many of the central questions pertaining to literary craftsmanship. The first question tackled is authorship (On Authorship serves as the title of the book's first chapter). Schopenhauer begins his endeavour by defining two types of authors; those who write for the subject and… Continue reading Notes on Schopenhauer’s The Art of Literature (1893)—I