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Let Me Lead You Into Darkness

June 15, 2012 by

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So someone asked me yesterday why I didn’t just find a way to take out the inconvenient minion without killing him. It’s interesting, because there are a number of places where I’ve done exactly that. And I thought about doing it here too. After all, in the original draft of this section no one died […]

Less Action HERO, More Action Hello-Did-I-Set-That-On-Fire?

January 10, 2012 by

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When I started writing Wizards I spent some time trying to figure out what sort of genre it fit into. I mean, okay, it’s science fiction, borderline fantasy but I needed to know more specifically than that. Because — wizards, okay? But we’re not talking epic fantasy wizards. There’s no great quest or universal do-what […]

This Makes it Sound Like I Knew What I Was Doing All Along

November 17, 2011 by

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The more astute amongst you may have noticed that so far I’ve told you about a short story I wrote, and a TV series I wrote, but not so much about the pentalogy of books I’m writing. They were born in my doctorate. See, the way a creative arts doctorate works at Curtin is that […]

Trying to Commit Art

September 12, 2011 by

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Footnote There was a period of time where every author I considered analysing as part of my doctorate promptly dropped dead. From an academic point of view that’s sort of useful because all of a sudden you’re dealing with a closed body of work, but from a, you know, human point of view it was […]

Everyone is a Villain Until Proven Otherwise

September 5, 2011 by

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I had a number of responses to my call for petty villains on Friday but nobody specifically prepared to let me kill them out of hand. Which I have to say strikes me as a lack of commitment on their part. Arkem: While I might be a villain, I would not consider myself petty and […]

Wanted: One (or More) Petty Villains, Willing to be Killed Out of Hand while Remaining Stoically Silent About Their Tragic Past

September 2, 2011 by

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“So who’s the bad guy?” “I can’t tell you.” “Why not?” “I haven’t written it yet.” I realised a few days ago that Wizards is missing a villain. I mean, I have a large epic-style villain for the universe type thing — you know, I know what the overall struggle should be. But I need […]