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Author: Jamie Boyd

How to Pull off an Unusual Ending

April 26, 2022 by in On Writing

Writing a powerful ending is hard under any circumstances. Doubly so if you are trying to do something that goes against audience expectations. I don’t mean a “surprise” or “twist” ending, which is often a reader favorite. I mean an ending that is truly non-traditional. Maybe it refuses to use […]

A Brave New Anthology

February 17, 2022 by in On Books

  Exciting news! One of my short stories will be appearing in the new science fiction anthology Brave New Worlds.   Here’s a preview from the publisher: “Humans have dreamed of traveling to the stars for generations. Their hope? To discover verdant new planets where they can build new societies […]

Writing the Wu Wei Way

January 7, 2022 by in On Writing

What if this New Year, we all made it our resolution to do nothing? I don’t mean ‘stay-in-my-pajamas-all-day-and-binge-Netflix’ nothing. I mean a concept called wu wei found in Taoism. Taoism is a philosophy that often addresses things in life we can’t control—not a bad thing to study when … oh, […]

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