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#17: Exposition how much I loathe thee

Let’s try something different today: starting off with a rant – followed by a segue to another rant! /// Seeing is different than being told. African proverb Not sure where I got came across this (probably Brian McDonald’s podcast) but it’s apropos for every writer & comic creator in the world. Show don’t tell, the teachers try to beat into our heads. And they’re right. If there’s one thing I loathe – my biggest pet peeve – is poorly executed exposition. Nothing ruins being engrossed in a story or kills the suspension of disbelief for me like bad exposition. The … Continue reading

Thoughts on Tolkien & writerly advice from the Tampa Bay Comic Con 2016

I decided to start reading The Fellowship of the Ring again after many, many years. The last time I read it was in 2001 before the movie came out, in an effort to know & remember the book before the movie potentially spoiled the memory. I didn’t know that I had no reason to worry because Tolkien is a writer who needed to be reeled in by an editor. Trying to read Tolkien is a chore. It’s actually not fun or interesting. You know That Guy in every bar who talks too much about stuff no one cares about? Tolkien is that guy in … Continue reading

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