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Female Archetypes

My wife recently gave a talk on the female archetypes in fiction. I had a realization while listening to her presentation that one way to understand and use these archetypes might be to look at them from the perspective of … Continue reading

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Manhattanhenge

On July 13, 2011 the sun will shine along the even numbered streets across the length of New York in an effect known as “Manhattenhenge.” What mystical story idea would you connect with this strange phenomenon?

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The Demon Drink

Not too long ago, I read a detective story where the hero needed to bluff his way past security guards, hide under a desk, etc. It got me thinking. How do you get your hero past the guards? Arrange for … Continue reading

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High Plains Blood Drinker

My wife suggested one night at dinner that she was thinking of a vampire western. At first I thought the idea sounded silly, but then I started thinking. What if a particularly ruthless gunslinger was dying of thirst and came … Continue reading

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