Author Archives: midiguru

Recycling

As a fiction writer, I’m about as organized as your recycling bin. I’ve written seven or eight novels, and there’s at least one incomplete first draft that I started a couple of months ago, plus a half-finished third draft of … Continue reading

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Damaged & Damned

I’ve been binge-reading Ross MacDonald mysteries. They’re good stories — fast-paced, realistic, and often with a twist at the end. You don’t really know who the murderer is until the last possible moment. There will be a redemption at the … Continue reading

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Where’s the Beef?

Among the important questions a writer of fiction must ask when devising a new story, perhaps the most important is, what’s at stake? (And yes, the pun is intentional.) The reader who continues to turn the pages, one after another, … Continue reading

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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

In fantasy fiction, that things happen that could not happen in the real world. That’s the essence of fantasy, and it’s obvious. There could be dragons, ghosts, zombies, unicorns, you name it. What’s perhaps less obvious is that in fantasy, … Continue reading

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Never the Twine Shall Mete

This post is about 2D vs. 3D world modeling, but I’ll start with a preamble for those who arrived after the newsreel. Preamble. I’m a writer. I do text; I don’t do graphics. If I feel like creating an interactive … Continue reading

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Informed or Reformed?

Pardon me; I’m going to kvetch. This is sort of about computer programming, but it’s also about writing stories, so I’ll try to provide a few relevant bits of technical information along the way. What with being stuck at home … Continue reading

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Tone-Deaf

I’ll make this short. It’s late, and I’m tired. One of the more destructive things a writer of fiction can do is insert a sentence that breaks the tone of a scene. And here we have a fine example. As … Continue reading

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