Tag Archives: philosophy

Freedom of the blog

It was on this date in 1735 that a jury, in contravention to established law, acquitted Peter Zenger of libel against the colonial governor of New York, on the grounds that the so-called libels were actually true. It’s a celebrated … Continue reading

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Writing to offend

Writers have an almost unlimited opportunity to offend their readers: sex, violence, race, religion, politics, profanity, gender, class, and so on. Americans in particular live in a society that officially encourages freedom of speech, and at the same time says … Continue reading

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Magic in Dragon Lady

I’ve already written about the dangers of using magic in fiction. This week, I’m going to write about the magic that I do use in my fiction, particularly in┬áThe Dragon Lady of Stockbridge, which is going up, chapter by chapter, … Continue reading

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