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Why I Write

By Christian A. Brown | September 21, 2014 | 0

It’s party time next week! (Launch party time.) I have a million and one things to get to before the event. I seem to have misplaced my suit pants somewhere, too, which is the most annoying—and still trivial—issue du jour. The funny thing about success is that I don’t know if all of this planning,…

Toilet World

By Christian A. Brown | September 14, 2014 | 2

Well, there’s nothing quite like waking up to a new rave review from a total stranger (and some cat turds in a random corner of the apartment from my deranged pussy cat who decides, on a whim, that she wants to abstain from the litter box and do it hobo-style—but I digress). Jessie and her…

Garden of Strange

By Christian A. Brown | August 31, 2014 | 0

Tomorrow is the day that I begin the new manuscript. Originally, I had intended to start this week. However, knowing what I know about my particular writing habits, I decided to take the week off before delving into the world of Geadhain. Once I go in, I don’t come out for a while. I wake…

Health and Happiness

By Christian A. Brown | August 24, 2014 | 0

No shining pearls of wisdom here, but man, do we ever take the gift of health for granted. If you’ve spent any time in hospitals or with a loved one who is sick, you have probably learned this lesson, profoundly. I’ve been blessed, twofold, in life. First, I’ve never suffered a major accident. I hurt…

Women In Fantasy

By Christian A. Brown | August 17, 2014 | 0

Just a second, everyone put away the pitchforks and stop brandishing those Gertrude Stein books at me as if they can compel the misogynistic demon from my flesh. This isn’t a diatribe on feminism in literature–I wouldn’t dare to touch such a heavy subject without an array of facts at my disposal. As a fantasy…

Gratefulness

By Christian A. Brown | August 10, 2014 | 0

Hmm…Another Sunday, another blog post. The pattern of Sunday blogging seems to have cemented itself, which is nice as I like structure. A lot happens in 7 days, which also gives me quite a bit to chat about without recycling topics. A number of exciting things occurred this week. Thanks to the tsunami of support…

The End of Elegance (In Writing)

By Christian A. Brown | August 3, 2014 | 4

Happy Sunday, everyone! Today, I wanted to talk about some of the trends that I’ve noticed in modern writing. Recently, I read a book–well, part of one, I couldn’t finish it–where the entire narrative was told in an “active” voice. (For those of you who are not familiar with stylistic terms, each sentence can have…

A Poem

By Christian A. Brown | July 30, 2014 | 2

Without going into details that aren’t mine to share, a friend of a friend had something quite terrible happen to them. I only found out about this incident last night. Afterwards, I had the urge to write something. My heart and thoughts are with those affected. On rusted-wings the angel soars, and sings She will…

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Welcome, Wanderers!

By Christian A. Brown | July 29, 2014 | 0

Hello, I’m rather speechless, and yet there is so much that I should say. So many people to whom I owe thanks. In the interest of brevity, I’ll save most of my floridness for the launch party, and say, for now: “Thank you to my many editors, artists, supporters, readers, friends, and spouse. I never…

Achieving Perfection…

By Christian A. Brown | July 20, 2014 | 0

Is of course, impossible. However, as a naturally obsessive individual, I seek to achieve a level of polish and presentation to my work that no matter how fine-tuned, will never really please. I am not going to debate whether or not that is a healthy trait; it has served me well, despite its drawbacks. Now…

The Business of Art

By Christian A. Brown | July 15, 2014 | 0

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time and energy figuring out the marketing for FoF (Feast of Fates). Promotion is one of those pursuits that can really go on forever–financially and otherwise–if you don’t set a limit for it. Still, promotion and marketing are without a doubt, essential, to a well-received product.  As artists, we…

Surrendering Control

By Christian A. Brown | July 6, 2014 | 4

Now bear with me, as this will be a bit of a ramble. I’m not even sure if it will all come together into something cohesive–but that’s the fun and mystery in writing something! As you may, or may not know, I am a self-professed technophile. I like gadgets and shiny things; more physical inventions,…