Where’s that novel, anyway?

I’m often asked one question: “Why haven’t you written that novel yet?” There are several answers, all of them invalid, but answers nonetheless. They all boil down to one thing: A fear of failure. Now, look, I’m realistic. I know a lot of people never start a novel, so even the pure act of writing […]

Dunsany resources

For those interested in reading some of Lord Dunsany’s works, there are a number of good reprints out there now, including several excellent editions of his short story collections by Penguin. If ebooks are more your jam, then Project Gutenberg has a great collection, with everything available to read in a browser, in epub or […]

What does that name mean?

It probably deserves some explanation. From Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes hundreds of short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. Dunsany […]

Moving ‘Onward’

“Onward” hit Disney+ today, so I immediately wanted to watch it. I’d wanted to see it in the theater, but then all of this mess started.From the time I saw the trailer, it immediately grabbed me. The combination of a modern world that used to be steeped in the tropes of epic fantasy was appealing, […]

When the river meets the sea.

When the River Meets the Sea John Denver, The Muppets When the mountain touches the valleyAll the clouds are taught to flyAs our souls will leave this land most peacefully Though our minds be filled with questionsIn our hearts we’ll understandWhen the river meets the sea Like a flower that has blossomedIn the dry & […]

Once upon a time.

There was a boy named Brian, who wanted to write things that would endure. He decided to give it a try. And so here is a first step. A small step, but a step.

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