JK ROWLING AS DETECTIVE AUTHOR. Posting this to remind myself that these principles don't only apply to detective stories. Things that matter to the climax of the story need to appear earlier, rather than coming from out of nowhere. (That's one of the many kinds of problem with "Kissable Pictures.") Also, I tend to write rough drafts very intuitively, and then go back and see which intuited moments or images were actually advancing the point of the story and which ones were superfluous or … [Read more...]

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SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS H.P. LOVECRAFT. Not really my thing (I'm more of a Scream for Jeeves kind of gal), but I bet a lot of you people will like this. … [Read more...]

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IHS!: Darin Lowder writes:I thought your readers might appreciate a reminder about the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Summer Seminar deadline approaching March 31, 2005. Each summer, IHS sponsors a series of seminars for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent college graduates exploring a wide variety of issues. From globalization and the environment to the limits of freedom, we bring top students and faculty from around the world together for lectures, discussions, films, and socials … [Read more...]

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HONEY, WHERE YOU BEEN SO LONG?: Not only is it a blog specializing in the blues. But it is a blog, specializing in etc., which is having a Stagolee week. All Stagolee all the time. Here. … [Read more...]

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DISHONOR AT GUANTANAMO: Jendi Reiter[Parts of this are overstated. But the bits I'm quoting are powerful and right. --Eve]...A culture that treats the body as a mere machine for pleasure will produce the perfect recruits for the machinery of pain. The breakdown of ethical restraints in our military prisons has been made possible by the liberal idolatry of the self, whose will to power cannot tolerate the restraints of chastity or religious obligation. ......The greatest blasphemy is using … [Read more...]

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HAVE YOU FULFILLED YOUR TELOS TODAY? … [Read more...]

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"LET ALL MORTAL FLESH KEEP SILENT": COLD AND RAW THE NORTH DID BLOW. Irina might be in trouble. She talks with her supervisor, and remembers V-Day. There's champagne and cognac, and Irina learns what month it is. This section is g-rated, but as I've said before, the rest of the story very much isn't. This is definitely the story that has most disturbed me in the writing of it, so, you know, forewarned. Anyway, story so far is here; newest scene is here. There are maybe two more segments. … [Read more...]

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