Category Archives: Adventure

Shock and Awe in Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five

In Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Slaughterhouse-Five, or the Children’s Crusade, a soldier bounces through time, meets aliens, and relives points in his life, centering around Dresden, Germany, during his tour during the Second World War. Vonnegut uses anaphora for a comical, … Continue reading

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What If: The Deserted Island Scenario

This post is about a question. What if? Instead of taking about the question and the meaning for your writing, I’m going to deep dive in and I’m sure you’ll see the benefit. Ready? Here we go.     What … Continue reading

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Spirituality as Truth in Philip K. Dick’s Valis

If authors follows their obsessions, then Philip K. Dick is obsessed with drugs, spirituality, and aliens. The thing I love most about Philip K. Dick is that he doesn’t pull punches. We are talking about Christ. He is an extra-terrestrial … Continue reading

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The Geologist’s Viewpoint: H. P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness

H. P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror contains one novella, originally serialized, and three short horror stories. Lovecraft is both amazing and maddening—he is really smart and I can see that in his writing, … Continue reading

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Cloud Layout: David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

  In David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas, several generations search for truth, knowledge, and the means of survival. Mitchell captures the essence of each time period and builds on it like an orchestra building to a crescendo and then he … Continue reading

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Format and World Immersion in Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One

  Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is a fast-paced, user-friendly video game of a novel. How does Cline craft it so masterfully that I am engrossed from page one and don’t want to stop? He uses specific formatting, pacing, and … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Zen by A. R. DeClerck

Hey, writers. I’d like to introduce you to A. R. DeClerck, a fantastic romance writer who loves adventure! She’s tacking Zen and I love that! Take it away, A. R.!     Oftentimes, when I attend my biweekly writer’s meeting … Continue reading

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Orphaned Puppy Writing Prompt

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Setting Writing Goals: May 2017

Setting Writing Goals: May 2017 Hey, writer, how’s it going? Did you write in May? I hope you did. I hope you scheduled time to write and followed through with your promise to your art. I did a lot of … Continue reading

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Anthropology Writing Prompts

  We’re finishing up my workshop this week at the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Writer’s website! I thought my writing tribe might be interested in hearing about my next project: converting the workshop into a DIY- choose-your-own anthropology adventure workshop! … Continue reading

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