Appendix N Challenge: Appendix N by Jeffro Johnson.

Appendix N by Jeffro Johnson. According to Larry Brooks, in his excellent ‘Story Engineering’ a good story needs 4 things. In no particular order, they are; A great concept, character, theme, and structure. After that comes scene execution and writing voice giving you a total of six things you must have in order to create …

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Appendix N Challenge: At the Earths Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Well, it's been a while since I managed to get any Appendix N reading done. Part of this is down to life and a piece of particularly bad news, but that's a story for another day. The other part is a desire to write some of my own material while the muse is singing her siren song. …

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Appendix N Challange: The Moon Pool (Part One) by A Merritt.

Sometimes there are points in your life when you want to relax into the known and comforting. Then there are the times when you're keen to try something new and exciting. When my life is more challenging I prefer the first option while the second is perfect for when everything is calmer. Rarely do the two …

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Appendix N Challange: The People of the Crater by Andre Norton.

Wow, busy week here. Lil Buddy got to check out the school she'll be going to come September and if you think a four-year-old couldn't get stressed I'm here to tell you that you're wrong. In between putting gemstones on sponges to make a pirate treasure, two trips to the library for more books and …

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Appendix N Challange: A Martian Odyssey by Stanley Weinbaum.

Okay, it's been a busy weekend here at Chez Dean, what with Lil Buddies birthday, Dark Souls 3 and finally getting around to playing the latest MTG release Amonkehet. The birthday went well, Dark Souls is ridiculously hard and I'm quite liking the graveyard recursion in Amonkehet. Which brings me around quite nicely to the …

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Appendix N Challenge: Sign of the Labrys by Margaret St Clair.

Well, that took longer than I thought it would. My wife, lovely woman that she is, gave me a year long subscription to Scribd for my birthday, which is where I found Sign of the Labrys hiding. Yay for electronic books! They've also got several of the Fafyrd and Grey Mouser stories, so I know what …

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