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On Wrestling your Creative Muse…

“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one … Continue reading

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Almost as legend as the magnificent graphic novels, comic books and fiction that graces its shelves, Forbidden Planet is a shelter for fantasy and sci-fi nerds located in New York City. Settled on the corner of 13th and Broadway a stone’s throw away from Union Square and tantalizingly close to the Strand (NYC’s behemoth independently … Continue reading

City of Glass

City of Glass

After a brief hiatus, upon reentering the world of shadowhunters I expected the story to progress intriguingly, yet rather slowly, around the same pace it had in the previous installments (City of Bones and City of Ashes), lingering on the intimate interactions between the lead characters while building the tension in the secrets of the … Continue reading

Black Thorn, White Rose

Black Thorn, White Rose

  This intriguing collection of fairy tales retold by contemporary authors is the second in a series of six published by World Fantasy Award-winners Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. Although the stories in the book express a wide range of literary styles, they are all adaptations of traditional tales written with an adult audience in … Continue reading

On How to Write the Truth…

“The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index … Continue reading

On Determining your Mettle…

“Bottom line is, even if you see ’em coming, you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can’t help that. It’s what you do afterwards that counts. That’s when … Continue reading

On the Magic of Writing…

“Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There’s magic in that. It’s in the listener, and for … Continue reading