Why Does Epic Fantasy Work?

Why Does Epic Fantasy Work?

This week, I’ll be presenting at Tampa Bay Comic Con, and the title of my panel will be “What Makes Epic Fantasy Epic?” Specifically, I’ll be digging into how the fantasy genre has evolved over time, why I think it succeeds as a genre, and why I write it. In terms of...
A Tale of Two Lukes

A Tale of Two Lukes

Last December, I lined up with dozens of other eager fans to view Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the local theater in Bismarck, ND. It was the weekend before Christmas, the weather was cold, and snow lay heavy on the ground. I was ready, though, to see where director...
Writing in the Tough Times

Writing in the Tough Times

Everyone writes for a variety of reasons. Some people write to express themselves. Others write to make a living. Others write to tell stories that make a difference. And, to be fair, nobody has any one single reason they write, but, whatever the reason, I also...
Book Review: Dracula

Book Review: Dracula

This October, I read Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Few characters are as readily identifiable as Stoker’s titular count, who has now been featured in over two hundred adaptations. Walk into any crowded room in the country, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a single person...
Book Review: Bleak House

Book Review: Bleak House

I recently finished reading Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. The novel tells the story of Esther Summerson, a young lady peripherally involved in a court case, Jarndyce and Jarndyce, that has lasted for years. While Esther is not a principal in the case, two of her...

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