Weeknight Update: Fanfic @ Eleven

I sent off some correspondence tonight to a friend who’d asked for a general introduction to the world of fanfiction — and realized, in the process, that my own essay on the subject elsewhere on this site was seriously out of date in some respects.  I’ve therefore done some light but long-overdue revising to account …

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Why Bad Books Are Good For You

Counter-intuitive thought for the day: reading a bad book can be good for you. Yes, really.  Let me explain: From a craft standpoint, sometimes one way to figure out how good prose works can be to look at clunky prose. Looking at someone’s clunky Cinderella retelling side by side with someone else’s lyrical one may …

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