Strange Wordings

Thoughts on fantasy, science fiction and genre writing in general . . . stuff that's strange.

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These Blogs are largely about the process of coercing words out of my head (at times I convince myself that I am a novelist). Thoughts about current reading and/or fantasy literature and writing in general may disgorge at random.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Paul Jessup's Dust

Yet again I take my sweet time to crank out this post. Paul Jessup is creating an online novel (novelette ?) at his blog: Dust. If you're not familiar with Paul's writing, he tends to the surreal, and if this is manifestly not your thing then . . . whatever. Still, what's the point of not checking it out? The price? The convenience? Go on check out Dust, you've got nothing to lose, everything to gain, and besides this is close to what I'll be doing with RoseThorn come September.

So, what do I think of Dust? Paul is a talented writer, and I've always enjoyed his work, so what do you think I think? Yeah, I like it. Right away I found depths that must be sounded out by the reader, such as the burning of the book of Dust's former life in the opening scene, and this is the hallmark of Paul's writing: depth. If you know anything about my own work, then you'll know that I love writing that makes the reader work.

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