Archive of all blog posts tagged 'fiction'

2017


The Benefits Of A Cracking Good Yarn (2017/08/03 07:00)
What storytelling can do that a straight rundown of facts can't.

Shall We Put A Label On That? Dept. (2017/06/25 08:00)
Given my interest in Zen, am I writing "Buddhist fiction"? I'm dubious.

Engines Of Empathy Dept. (2017/05/16 08:00)
Does reading make us more empathic, or do more empathic people just make better readers?

Bad Guys Never Lose Dept. (2017/04/04 08:00)
Don't think good and evil; think why and how.

2016


Tick Tick Tock Dept. (2016/11/13 08:00)
On time travel and our urge to get away from it all.

Rules Are Made To Be Broken Dept. (2016/03/02 10:00)
How laying the ground rules for my new book almost ground me down.

Larger Than Fiction Dept. (2016/02/19 06:00)
On being Trumped.

2015


Nothing Special Dept. (2015/08/10 09:00)
"When any image is possible, no image is all that impressive anymore."

2014


Give It Up Dept. (2014/12/04 12:00)
On the Fiction of Resignation.

A Classic Dilemma Dept. (2014/11/09 10:00)
Young-adult fiction and the classics, once again.

It Ain't Me Dept. (2014/09/27 07:00)
Are you your characters? And should you apologize for them?

Chicken Little Hits Again Dept. (2014/08/01 10:00)
It's the end of the world as we know it, yet again.

Young Adult, Not-So-Young Adult Dept. (2014/07/10 10:00)
Why adult fiction doesn't speak to adults anymore.

Selling Last Year's Model Dept. (2014/01/11 10:00)
We'd sooner sell another version of the old than dream up something truly new -- and maybe it's marketing that's the culprit.

2013


Reality ... What A Concept Dept. (2013/06/15 09:51)
On the canard of "Reality is just so interesting, why would you want to escape it?"

No Difference, Except The Feet Are A Little Bit Off The Ground Dept. (2013/04/08 10:00)
Please suspend your disbelief. It'll do us both a world of good.

Epitaph of a Small Winner / The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas (Machado De Assis) (2013/02/18 10:00)
A winner. A work so "modern" and bracing it's hard to believe it was penned in 1880.

A Corrupt Brightness Dept. (2013/02/10 10:00)
The neurotic escapism and spectators' world of masscult.

Oh So Serious Dept. (2013/01/20 10:00)
Let's not take this business of being serious about our art so ... well, seriously.

Spice Of Life Dept. (2013/01/14 11:38)
Yasutaka Tsutsui's Paprika is now out domestically

Those Magnificent Bastards Dept. (2013/01/11 03:45)
Is a bad guy always a requirement in fiction?

2012


Closing The Mind's Eye Dept. (2012/12/16 10:00)
Is "reality" in entertainment overrated?

Hey, I Just Had A Great Idea Dept. (2012/09/06 10:00)
The "liteature of ideas" doesn't just contain ideas; it embodies them.

The Newness of the New Dept. (2012/08/26 10:00)
Please, no more "instant classics".

Surface Tension Dept. (2012/08/02 10:00)
A complex surface doesn't always mean complex depths. Sometimes it just means ostentation.


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