Top New Year’s Resolutions: Lose Weight, Quit Smoking, And Read More!

Not far behind “Lose Weight” and “Quit Smoking”, one of the most common—and most commonly broken—New Year’s resolutions is “Read More”… http://www.thefallenodyssey.com/blog/1/7/2015/top-new-years-resolutions-lose-weight-quit-smoking-and-read-more

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Nerds Do It Better: Why Nerd Culture Cultivates a Better Understanding of Story

What does the term “great storytelling” mean to you? For many, it evokes names like Hemingway, Austen, Steinbeck, or Joyce. What probably doesn’t come to mind are titles like Star Wars, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, Sherlock, or The Dark Knight. Literary classics, these titles are not, but I’m here to reveal a dirty little secret about all the stuff your […]

Book Review: Spell/Sword by G. Derek Adams

  G. Derek Adams is the author of the new fantasy novel Spell/Sword, who describes himself as “another poor soul who wants to stop working a real job, and write stories about rocket-powered gryphons.” So, upon landing at his blog and reading a brief description of his new novel, I decided I just had to […]

Read Everything

“Read, read, read. Read everything. Trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” – William Faulkner