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Francois DesRochers
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Music As My Muse
Music has always been a really important
motivator for me. Through the more difficult times, it provided solace and a
distraction from life events that befuddled any clarity of purpose; through the
more enjoyable times it provided a soundtrack of emotions t...

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Scfi-Fi/Fantasy Classics: 1984 – A Book Review
So, I just finished reading 1984, by George Orwell.  It is the fourth in a project I began a short
while back; read as many of the formative and recent classics of the science
fiction and fantasy genre.  By most any
standards, 1984 is a must read for the ge...

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Soul Sucking
There is simply no other way to describe it - moving can be an absolute and utter soul sucking exercise.   Despite taking three days to pack, bag and box things with the help from my inlays and my wife's aunt and uncle, the process of dragging my family's s...

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Two Glorious Sights
The first, any homeowner will likely know about, if not
shudder at their memories of the process. 
When a real estate agent places that SOLD sign on your front lawn, it’s
a magical moment.  As mine was fixing
that innocent little placard atop our sign, it w...

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House Sold!
One of the more stressful and oft-times mind-boggling
experiences I could think of is selling a house.  I remember as a child, my father carting us
across Canada and into the United States as he was posted from one military
position to another.  From a chil...

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World War Z: Cinematic Edition
One of the riskiest ventures Hollywood could sen to venture into is the adaptation of a novel or book into a cinematic rendition.  Typically, this leavens the risk associated with an original screenplay, in as much as it provides some measure of the studio'...

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Finishing The Trilogy
As an aspiring author, it's pretty much a given, unspoken rule: the more well-read you are (both in and outside your genre of choice), the better your chances of creating something unique, with a voice of your own that isn't just a rehashing of older ideas....

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SFWA World Building Questions - Part 3
A continuation of this previous post, I decided to tackle examining the third portion of this exhaustive (daunting and exhausting if you try to answer it all) list of questions to help formulate an author's world building exercises. SFWA World Building Ques...

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SFWA World Building Questions - Part 2
A continuation of this previous post, I decided to tackle examining the second portion of this exhaustive (daunting and exhausting if you try to answer it all) list of questions to help formulate an author's world building exercises. SFWA World Building Que...

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Show Review: Helix
Given my day job, two kids and the various demands of daily life, I typically find myself with only a few hours of spare time to devote to watching television. That's why 'New Show' season is typically a fairly hectic time of research, thinning the list of ...
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