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Alain Gomez
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Short Story Author and Blogger
Short Story Author and Blogger

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One Hundred Eyes
There is a "Netflix Original" tv series called Marco Polo.  I'm a sucker for historical shows, especially if they feature martial arts.  Since this show had both I couldn't resist! As a short story writer, I really love this day and age we live in with TV s...
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Common Writing Mistake: Presenting Strangers When We Wanted Friends
Here's a harsh publishing reality: the reader does not have to care about your book. Yes, it's your book.  Your brain child.  The thing you spent hours on every day for years trying to perfect.  But you know what?  There are millions and millions and millio...
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Review of "Room for Rent," a short story by David Toth
Summary: With a marriage and business gone bust, Allen is left with one option––rent out the basement of his isolated house in the Adirondacks to help pay the bills. At first, Greg Shaw is the ideal tenant: quiet, respectful and always pays his rent in cash...
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Reassessing what makes writing fun
My "real life" work has changed slightly.  I took on a new position (in addition to doing the jobs of my old one).  Overall, this has been a good thing.  It was a career move and I welcome the opportunities this new position will open up for me. But as with...
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Review of "The Truth about Rebecca," a short story by E.M. Youman
Summary: She's a banshee screaming, sugar-starved monster, and her zookeeper has left you all alone with her. That's what's running through twenty-nine-year-old Henry Dalton's mind, when his five-year-old stepdaughter, Rebecca, enters the room and utters th...
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The Bartender's Daughter (Adventure) - Gorg Chum Saga 10
Gorg snapped his attention back to the present but found himself unable to form the words at first.  The female before him had beautiful coloring and practically oozed with pheromones.  How she had not yet managed to stir up the entire cantina into a mating...
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Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning. (Contains graphic language ...)
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Dohol Super Battleship (Ship)
Creators:   Telma on the planet Shofar Speed:   9/4 Armor:  2/7 Maneuverability: 4/3 Description:   The Dohol super battleship is as extreme as its creators, making it a formidable presence.  It is twice as large as most standard battleships and can host an...
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Common Writing Mistake: Directionless Plot
Plot, by definition, is the main events in a story or play.  A key thing to note here is that plot shapes the story like the framework for a house.  Details should be filled in but without logical framework the structure will collapse. Something that I see ...
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Designer (Profession)
Description: With increased friction between the Imperium and the Rebellion it is no wonder that the demand for specialized assets has become so high.  Wether he is working on a new ship or weapon, a designer is always striving to push technology to its lim...
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