The Tyranny of the Narrator: Guest Post by Author K.J. Russell

  I am fortunate to have the talented and ambitious speculative fiction author and editor K.J. Russell here today writing about the narrator in fiction. Between Russell’s risk-taking prose, his comprehensive world-building, his teaching at Writespace, and his daily commitment to creating new work, Russell may be the hardest-working writer in Houston! Explore his interesting ideas about the use […]

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Stay Stubborn

Even when you know that you could fail, failure can really sting. Recently, a smart agent whom I respect requested the first chapter of the mystery novel that I wrote in my challenging MFA program. I have rewritten it three times since I earned my degree. Send chapter one, and then chapter two, the agent […]

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In Praise of Kathy Reichs

This week, I managed to corral the whirlwind of energy that is Pamela Fagan Hutchins for a minute or two. Between moving house and bringing out engaging, well-plotted mysteries with impressive speed, she found time to write about her respect for Kathy Reich and her popular heroine. Who is your favorite female detective? Kathy Reichs’ […]

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Guest Blog: Silencing Roger

Today I am pleased to present a guest blog post by the talented writer Kate Spitzmiller. She’s learned from experience not to believe the naysayers, whoever and wherever they may be. Dear Roger Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was a high school senior who was in an honors English […]

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Reading for Guilty Pleasure

I enjoy school. I tend to understand the rules of going to school: if you attend class and work hard, and don’t have to battle a learning disorder, you do relatively well. If you think outside the box, and write or read something a little different, you don’t do as well, but once you hit […]

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