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Story as striptease

Despite being opposites–stories are additive; striptease is subtractive–one can still draw parallels. An ecdysiast (look it up) teases her (or his) audience by making them wonder how much farther she/he will go. Successful genre fiction does much the same thing, … Continue reading

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Free puppies–get ’em while they’re hot! (Originally posted on Goodreads.com Mar. 16, 2013)

My Dad, who was–by any measure–a wonderful guy, used to warn me that there was no such thing as a “free puppy.” As a child, I agreed with him, because who in their right mind would give away a perfectly … Continue reading

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