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T. E. Waters
a sneaky snaky historical fantasy writer
a sneaky snaky historical fantasy writer
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A very tl;dr post about Mulan and her historical background.
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I'm always too shy to assume anyone cares, but...
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I really should be working on other things....
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Kishotenketsu is a term that seems to have started floating around in the past few years among writers' circles. I've been aware of it for longer than that in a completely different context, and find that a lot of explanations out there kind of misunderstand the concept in a very subtle way.

For one thing, it is NOT some magical Asian narrative structure that is naturally better than regular narrative structures. It's simply a different way of organizing ideas -- some stories will be more suited to this structure while others will not.

Anyway, I've been chewing on this post for about two years, but didn't really feel like typing it up until I went back to listen to an old Samurai Champloo insert song I really adored, and realized that the lyrics were a perfect example of the form...
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A somewhat lengthy analysis of my experiences serializing work online. Whether this data will be meaningful to anyone else, who knows!
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a short post contemplating the nuances of language
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