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SIX OF THE BEST… updates Disney could make to Beauty and the Beast

I bought my tickets to see the live-action Beauty and the Beast last week. The animated version is my wife's favorite movie, and since we have a busy weekend ahead we figured we'd make a [...]

By |March 15th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things newer writers should avoid doing

A couple of days ago, my review of Laurell K. Hamilton's latest novel, Crimson Death, appeared on Escape Pod. One of the things that I always complain about with Hamilton's books is that they're more [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

Constantine – Season 1, Episode 2  (“The Darkness Beneath”) October 31st, 2014

Episode number two for Constantine has come and gone and I must say, there was a lot to like but still plenty of bugs that need to be worked out.  With that in mind, let’s [...]

By |November 20th, 2014|Nerdery Publications|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… ways you can ruin an otherwise-good idea for a genre fiction story

In celebration (or something) of NaNoWriMo, I've written a series of columns full of writing advice and tips. This is one of them. It's NaNoWriMo time, when thousands of people try to bang out a [...]

By |November 5th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

Rebel Without A d20

Jim was a mixed-up kid from a mixed-up home, where his dad wore an apron and his mom wore the pants. Except she wore skirts; but you know what I mean. The first time I [...]

By |August 4th, 2014|Nerdery Publications|1 Comment

SIX OF THE BEST… book series… serieses… whatever… to read while you wait for the next Song of Ice and Fire novel

Now that I've begun reading A Song of Ice and Fire, I've become quite aware that, at the speed I read, I'll be done with all five existing books long before George R.R. Martin releases [...]

By |June 4th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments