Monthly Archives: June 2012

Slash Fiction: Girls’ Night Out?

In a previous post, I wrote about fan fiction and promised to go deeper into the subgenre of fanfic called Slash. Disturbing to some, incredibly hot to others, completely unknown to most, what is slash fiction, and why? Slash is … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of June 18, 2012

Social Media Author Toby Neal expresses doubts about blogs, on her blog: via Rachel Thompson, twitter. Literary agent Rachelle Gardner on whether unpublished novelists should be platform-building. Writer Janice Hardy on the great twitter experiment: What do more tweets really … Continue reading

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Urban Fantasy: First Ever Denver Comic Con Comes to Downtown

For those of us who just can’t get enough geek and always have trouble landing tickets to the Big Tamale, the San Diego Comic Con, Denver’s first shot at it was a hoot.     It was 94 degrees outside, … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of June 11, 2012

Conference Tips Matt Usey with some unusual but helpful writers’ conference tips, via twitter. On Writing Writer Jenny Hanson on writing every day and how it’s empowered her, on her blog. More Inconclusive Data From the Indie vs. Trad Stand-Off … Continue reading

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Review: Dark Shadows, the Movie

I don’t know what it is about my generation, the one that comes after the Boomers, that our pop culture is so thoroughly mined by current Hollywood. Maybe because we were the first generation born with TV sets in the … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of June 3rd, 2012

E-Book cover awards from Joel Friedlander of The Book Designer. Why you should have a blogging plan, by Dino Dogan of Triberr. Blogging by Roni Loren. Excellent take by Tom Scocca on how Microsoft Word documents are dying a slow, … Continue reading

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Prometheus: Not Exactly Fire Stolen From the Gods

I get it. It’s hard to come up with anything new in sci fi, let alone drum up something revelatory out of an iconic movie franchise like the Alien series. (Well, the first two were iconic. The fourth, Alien Resurrection, … Continue reading

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