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It’s been a rough couple of months. Between Christmas, New Years, and the inauguration of a tyrant, but I’m back. There might be more immediate things to talk about than feminist critiques of art, but art still matters.

Now more than ever.
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[Memoir] The Unknown Life of Teo{water damage} (chapters 9-14)
Chapter 9 Names Are Important O nce I would have scoffed at the tales of the Unravelled, dismissing them as mere superstition and myth. After all, even the darkest of sorcerous powers ended with death. But having seen the reality of the undead strega, I k...
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[Memoir] The Unknown Life of Teo{water damage} (chapters 6-8)
Chapter 6 What Everyone Knows R eligion in Lombardi is a study in contradition. It is the birth place of our Mother Church and in no other place -- excepting, of course, my native Castille -- is there such a concentration of the faithful. If ever the cont...
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[Memoir] The Unknown Life of Teo{water damage}
Chapter 3 Seeing the Obvious O n the surface, the idea of a person, or even a creature, that can make a lie out of the entirety of your experience seems ludicrous. The product of metaphorical fiction rather than historical fact. And so, it seemed, was the w...
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Well, I wrote it, but I'm not sure what it's good for...[Memoir] The Unknown Life of Teo{water damage}
A few weeks ago, I wrote about world building, what it is, and how it works. But I didn't really explain what I was doing in particular. Which, given that this is a blog about writing and actually putting what I write out there, seems counter productive. ...
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Well, I wrote it, but I'm not sure what it's good for...[Memoir] The Unknown Life of Teo{water damage}
A few weeks ago, I wrote about world building, what it is, and how it works.  But I didn't really explain what I was doing in particular.  Which, given that this is a blog about writing and actually putting what I write out there, seems counter productive. ...
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[Epistolary] An Excerpt from the Correspondence of Clever Silk and Ardent Rose
My Dearest Clever Silk, Though it pains me to admit it, perhaps you are correct and I have been somewhat over dramatic regarding the Pilgrimage to Lombardi.  Though if anyone asks, I will most certainly categorically deny any such thing.  Before you claim t...
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Chekhov's Gun or "Why I'm Not Writing Elves" (Worldbuilding Part 2)
"If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it's not going to be fired, it shouldn't be hanging there."     - Anton Chekhov Sometimes called the Law of Conservation...
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Chekhov's Gun or "Why I'm Not Writing Elves" (Worldbuilding Part 2)
"If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it's not going to be fired, it shouldn't be hanging there."      - Anton Chekhov Sometimes called the Law of Conservatio...
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[Draft] The Perks of Being a Courtesan
"What in the unholy name of Legion were you
thinking?!" Francesco Belini shouted as he burst into Violetta's
bedchamber, surprising her and the footman, Sergio, to full wakefulness.  Sergio, clearly not used to such antics first
thing in the morning, stutte...
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