Good Grief, It’s OryCon Again!

Thanks to the astonishingly kind and forgiving folk on OryCon 39‘s programming staff (you’re better off not knowing the details), I will once again be a busy and active panelist this coming weekend.  For the four and a half people who may be interested*, here’s where I’ll be: Friday, Nov. 17 2:00 pm • Voice …

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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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