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Blog thoughts Season 1.5

Horror is in the Air

Build Tension Through Atmosphere & Mood Cosmic Horror offers a lot of fun opportunities to create tension through the use of atmosphere. Any genre can do this, and likely should create tension wherever the story calls for it, but cosmic horror has a unique kind of tension to build. Writing cosmic horror requires mastering this […]

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Project Log #2: Using Character to Build Plot

As I’ve continued to read Make a Scene by Jordan Rosenfeld, I’ve been developing my San Frantasy story into a novella. I really like the characters and the world, but the problem I’ve been running into is crafting a compelling narrative.  I had something really interesting, a murder mystery for the characters to solve, but […]

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Project Log #1

This is the first of a series of logs I am going to make about the development of a long-form project I am working on: A Paul Bunyan musical. I’ve written plenty of stuff for stage before, and a few songs, but never anything like a musical. I’ve actually tried to write this particular musical […]

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The Big Question

I finally figured out what this blog is all about.  I had been approaching this as a way for me to record my great artistic oeuvres and to cement my place in history as a Great Thinker™. What a bore! This is to be a record of my artistic process. The process is what matters […]