Tag Archives: GRR Martin

That Certain Feeling of Uncertainty

It’s like a siren’s song. The vocabulary calls to me. The characters whisper in my ear. I can taste the air and hear the seabirds crying, like reaching the port of my homeland after a distant adventure. Continue reading

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No Leads to Yes: Examples for Writers

Is the same true for you, dear writer who is reading this blog? Do you come to goals for what you want to accomplish by what you know you don’t want to reinforce? Continue reading

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Killing Off the Bad Guys: Robin Hobb’s Series Finale

But the power of the dragons is so overwhelming that the deaths seem puny, and the humans who kowtowed to the bad guys seem parochial in their fear. Here’s a clear warning for Martin when Daenerys’ dragons are grown, hey? Continue reading

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Kage Baker: Make a Satisfying Ending

When The Anvil of the World neatly tied up all concerns into a hopeful package at the end, I had this odd sense of satisfaction, a feature that was once a prerequisite to securing a publishing deal. Hurrah for self-publishing! Continue reading

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