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Tripping Down the Road to Greatness

By Christian A. Brown | November 30, 2014 | 0

The Sunday blog. Like any other bit of writing, on particular days this is a chore. I had a meeting with my editor this week, and we discussed—among many interesting things—the nature of writing, the dedication and time-management needed for the craft. We discussed how certain parts of the 2nd manuscript flowed like honey and…

Gloriatrix

Our Glorification of Evil

By Christian A. Brown | November 23, 2014 | 0

I have a particular inspiration for today’s post, namely, the lovely images commissioned from Mr. Leo Black, which have been added to the gallery. They are another artist’s representation of the grisly trio of schemers from Feast of Fates: Gloriatrix, Sorren and the Broker. I really like these pieces, as much as I enjoy Mr.…

Top Ten Heroines!

By Christian A. Brown | November 16, 2014 | 0

Top Ten List of World Class Heroines (In Literature/ Entertainment) Those of you who know me are aware that I have an aversion to weak female leads. I like women who stand up to adversity, who are quick on their feet, and who are strong role models. I could go on forever about all the Mary…

The Power We Hold

By Christian A. Brown | November 9, 2014 | 0

Artists are the soul of our society. The ones that influence as well as reflect — in language or other mediums — the morality, beauty and ugliness of our world. Writers, specifically, hold great power. Look to Stalin, Steinem, Nietzsche, Woolf and countless other literary exemplars to see that the pen is indeed mightier than…

Morigan and the Wolf

An Interview with the Wolf

By Christian A. Brown | November 2, 2014 | 0

Character Name: Caenith, The Wolf Character Bio: A smith of Eod. Under his fearsome, raw exterior hides an animal, and a dreadful wrath. Caenith is a conflicted creature: a beast, a man, a poet, a lover, and a killer. Caenith believes himself to be beyond redemption, and passes the years making metal skins and claws…

Happy Hallows’ Eve

By Christian A. Brown | October 26, 2014 | 0

Dear Gargirls and Boils, I do enjoy the upcoming holiday. I think that many writers do, since it’s a time of indulgence in, and fearful respect of the supernatural. It is important to understand darkness, to visit it now and again, so that we can appreciate light. It is important for humans to have a…

Loneliness

By Christian A. Brown | October 19, 2014 | 0

You know, I’ve never been one for companionship. I could easily live my life as a bearded recluse in a cabin, so long as all my basic needs—food, water, shelter—were met. At best, I’d need a dog or one-eyed racoon for company. If I wrote Feast of Fates in those conditions, it would be a…

Feminism: Why It’s Necessary

By Christian A. Brown | October 12, 2014 | 0

Today, I’m wrapping up my gratefulness/ how to be a better person series with a few final thoughts. On life, on how we behave, on how we can behave better. I had an interesting week, filled with downs, then ups. I reflected on my politics and beliefs. I should start with a bit of preamble about…

The Real Gratefulness Challenge

By Christian A. Brown | October 5, 2014 | 0

Okay, I’ve gone on to great lengths before about the value of being grateful, of saying please and thank you and just generally being kind to the world around you. But talk is cheap. We all like to think of ourselves as nice, accommodating folk. Unfortunately, we are our own worst judge of character when…

Well That Was a Party…

By Christian A. Brown | September 28, 2014 | 0

Oh dear…So many throbbing headaches and aching dancing-feet today, I wager! What a party! I think it was one of the greatest moments of my life, and I know that many of you folks made memories to cherish–and one or two, you’d like to forget 🙂 Pictures will be posted to the official Facebook page…

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…