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The Creature in Your Neighborhood

by on Nov 5, 2013 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

IMAGINATIONVILLE SEASON 8, EPISODE 6 “The Creature in Your Neighborhood”   Today’s Special Guest Star: The Man in the Moon   [INT. MISTER JOHNSON’S RESTAURANT. NIGHT.] (The restaurant is full of boxes, with cans and other food items spilling out onto the floor. Bobby Bunny,...

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Mighty Axes and Beer-Soaked Beards: The Portrayal of Dwarves in Fantasy

by on Aug 7, 2012 in Nonfiction | 20 comments

By Jim C. Hines I’ve read and loved countless books over my lifetime, but few have been as important or influential as the one sitting on my desk as I write this article: the Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook. (The 3.5 edition, for those of you who must know.) I’ve been playing this...

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Writing About Rape

by on Jan 3, 2012 in Nonfiction | 53 comments

By Jim C. Hines So you’ve decided to add a rape scene to your story. After all, you’re writing a horror story, and what’s more horrific than rape? It’s the perfect way to show how evil your villain or monster really is, and everyone always says you have to start a story with action and...

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