This is a fascinating article and story from Mr. Cheah, readers. Check it out! Three Storytellers, Two Listeners, One Story In his essay ‘The Counterfactual Dialectic’ in Pulp on Pulp, Misha Burnett discusses the use of dialectic to determine what is said to the reader, how it is said, and what the reader will take away … Continue reading Reposted: Three Storytellers, Two Listeners, One Story
Tag: Pulp Writing
Reposted – GameLit: Not Just Written Games
A thoughtful and helpful reflection on GameLit (Game Literature) from Benjamin Cheah, readers: GameLit: Not Just Written Games Gamelit / LitRPG is one of the hottest literary genres on the market. It attempts to replicate the gaming experience in written form, taking the tropes of role-playing games and reproducing them on the page. As a … Continue reading Reposted – GameLit: Not Just Written Games
Writerly Sound Bites, Number 9: Character Progression – When Does “Interesting” and “Realistic” Belie Contempt for an Established Archetype and Personality?
Hermes, messenger of the gods As I mentioned in this Superversive Livestream here, archetypes are the frameworks or skeletons on which one builds a character. They are not the entire character, as Living Anachronism ably explains here, but they give writers the broad design and understanding of the character’s place within a narrative and the … Continue reading Writerly Sound Bites, Number 9: Character Progression – When Does “Interesting” and “Realistic” Belie Contempt for an Established Archetype and Personality?
Reposted: Swan Princess versus Jasmine
Take a look at this excellent piece by Mr. John C. Wright, readers! Swan Princess versus Jasmine Political Correctness is factual incorrectness, or, in other words, falseness. Falseness is fatal to fiction. Even though fiction is fictional, in order to be dramatic, it must capture the real drama of the real human condition, including the … Continue reading Reposted: Swan Princess versus Jasmine
Reposted: The Same Story Told Ten Thousand Times
Check out Mr. Kai Wai Cheah's latest article, readers: The Same Story Told Ten Thousand Times I’m thinking of a story. Can you guess what it is? It is the story of a young man who is whisked away into a parallel world. There he suddenly acquires a set of rare and overpowered special abilities … Continue reading Reposted: The Same Story Told Ten Thousand Times
Reposted – How to Write Fast: A Review
All right, readers, I am taking a short break from the Writerly Sound Bites series once again. The last three articles took the wind out of my sails a bit, and I have some other items which need my attention. Hopefully I will be back with the next installment(s) at some point in the following … Continue reading Reposted – How to Write Fast: A Review
Reposted: Low to High
Rats. Readers, I planned to have another Writerly Sound Bites prepared for today, but that didn't pan out. In lieu of that, I highly recommend reading Mr. J.D. Cowan's post linked below. His article is informative and very on point; if you are a writer or wish to be one, this piece will be of … Continue reading Reposted: Low to High
Bulletin: A Return to the Superversive Livestream!
Yesterday I joined Anthony Marchetta on the Superversive Livestream to discuss anime, the Pulp Revolution, and the pulp tales of yore. We spoke about many other topics as well. It was a fun two hours, readers! There were some technical difficulties with the stream, and we went silent or at least too low to hear … Continue reading Bulletin: A Return to the Superversive Livestream!
How the Paperback Revolution Changed History
Although I do not keep up with The History Guy’s videos as much as I should, this particular recording jumped out at me when I stumbled across it. Taken for granted by many today, few stop to think about just how precious a paperback book is. Once upon a time, even after the advent of … Continue reading How the Paperback Revolution Changed History
Shades and Shadows: The “Pulp” Aspects of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
There are writers who dislike how Professor Tolkien’s magnum opus is considered the last word in modern fantasy. Most of their argument revolves around how present authors in the field of fantasy ignore shorter action/adventure tales in the “pulp” format of fantasy for epics that practically copy and paste from The Lord of the Rings.* … Continue reading Shades and Shadows: The “Pulp” Aspects of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings