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How “Small Victories” Came to Be

How “Small Victories” Came to Be

On September 24, 2014 What Follows was published! Not only does the anthology contain a plethora of fantasy short stories, it offers pieces from Anxiety Ink’s own Kate Larking and M.J. King! It also has my fantasy debut “Small Victories” […]

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Fantasy Is So Much More

Fantasy Is So Much More

I read an article lately on fantasy writing. It espoused J. R. R. Tolkien and Robert Jordan as two of the best writers in fantasy, fantasy as a vehicle for symbols, and discussed the celebrity of stories with Anglo-Celtic/Christian symbolism. It […]

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“See The World,” They Said

“See The World,” They Said

I don’t often have the opportunity to travel someplace where I’ve already decided to set a story. Usually, I go and only later does that locale crop up as a story setting. Last week was about the latter. This week, […]

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Writing Camp

Writing Camp

It’s April and I’m taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo. When I was a teen, I went to a writing camp called YouthWrite. When I was there, I grew quite a bit and made a bunch of friends who have kept […]

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Beyond The Escape

Beyond The Escape

The idea of fantasy as escapism was first presented to me in some groan-worthy English class. The example was L. Frank Baum’s Oz books, how their primary, perhaps only function as literature was as escape from the realities of the […]

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International Children’s Book Day!

International Children’s Book Day!

So I got into this groove where I looked up random and bizarre holidays. While this one isn’t bizarre, it’s totally relevant. When I was young, I didn’t really like reading. I know, I know. *Gasp!* “Delinquent!” Yeah, that’s me. […]

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