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Writing Reality Check

Sometimes it can seem that everyone, their mother, and their grandmother is jumping on the novel-writing bandwagon. The indie publishing sphere has graduated to the terminology “artisanal publishing” for a reason: because it’s closely approaching the well-oiled machine mechanics of the big six. Indie authors are writing books in record…

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The Gardens of Skylands Manor in the Fall

I spend long hours at the computer. When I’m not designing, I’m writing or tweeting or doing something computer related. Time spent hunched over the keys can quickly add up to burnout if I’m not cognizant of taking breaks. Working around the clock may seem important until you realize that you’re…

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Thoughts on Christabel and Geraldine

Back in high school I was that misunderstood kid who wandered graveyards and wore the long, dark skirts and combat boots. My idea of a hairstyle was washing my hair in the morning and leaving it to freeze during the twenty  block walk to school. Almost every morning I arrived in homeroom with my…

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Welcome to our Instagram feeds. Follow Narcisse at @inksorcery and Marzio at @marzombra.

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52 Hours on a Train

The last five days have been nothing short of an extraordinary passage back in time. Four days ago I boarded the Amtrak Zephyr in Chicago’s Union Station, but not before taking a moment to pose in the grand stairway where that epic slow-mo shot in the Untouchables was filmed. Yes, I…

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Four Lesser Known Fantasy Worlds Worth Exploring

Most readers are well acquainted with the big fantasy titles, here are four lesser known fantasy worlds worth exploring. It is common to encounter pastiches and copies of an established fantasy milieu- for example the Iron Tower trilogy by Dennis L. McKiernan and the Shannara books by Terry Brooks both…

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Musings

Happy About Dungeons And Dragons 5.0

2014 marks the 36th anniversary of my life as a gamer. It is also the year that Wizards of the Coast published Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and most important of all, it is the first year my sixteen year old son has embraced Role Playing Games (RPGs). My Introduction…

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Absinthe Drinkers Love Company

I love-love-LOVE Absinthe! I had only read accounts of la fee verte and when I discovered absinthe was coming back to America I was eager to partake. Scouring every liquor store in Manhattan, I found one where I could pre-order four bottles. Good thing too as the day Lucid arrived, it…

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