Monthly Archives: July 2013

Announcement: Latter-Gay Saints Published

This July sees the publication from Lethe Press of Latter-Gay Saints: An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction, edited and introduced by Gerald S. Argetsinger and co-edited by Jeff Laver and Johnny Townsend. Here’s the bulk of a description from the … Continue reading

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in verse # 31 : dark Satanic mills

If I were to tell you that I was writing a parody bent on displaying a hacker’s mindset, based on Ira Gershwin’s “I got rhythm,” and that it began I got rhythm                  … Continue reading

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This Summer in Mormon Literature, June-July 2013

Amy Harmon’s A Different Blue marks the start of a new era. It is the first self-published LDS-authored novel to reach the NYT and USA Today bestseller lists. Comic-con gives a new opportunity for Ender’s Game foes and friends to … Continue reading

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In Tents #31 Some Tools for Studying Scripture, Part III

Why The King James Version? You might notice I cadged my title from a J. Reuben Clark book I have not read. President Clark felt it was simply the best Bible translation, but he wasn’t the only person ever to … Continue reading

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Interview with Larry Correia

I first met Larry Correia at a science fiction convention in 2008, back before he was a New York Times best-selling author. It was even before Baen Books had published his first novel, although I think he had a contract … Continue reading

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True Myths: Mythopoeia and The Collective Unconscious

As evidenced by the upcoming production of my play Prometheus Unbound, I’m a big lover of mythology. As a child I remember delightedly pouring over a book of myths about Hercules I found in my elementary school’s library. The mythology … Continue reading

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It’s All Us

Every author has to work out the details of their own career with fear and trembling, but as we seek our avenues for expression it seems useful to remember the reader. If Indie publishers are taking market share, it’s because readers are seeking satisfying stories outside the traditional (and sometimes limited or hidebound) avenues. Continue reading

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Mormon Theatre: Nauvoo, Salt Lake, and Ward Houses Everywhere, by Callie Oppedisano

[Editor’s note: We are honored to welcome theatre scholar Callie Oppedisano, who is beginning a series of posts on Mormon theatre. For more about Callie, see her bio below, and her reviews at the Utah Theater Bloggers Association, such as … Continue reading

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Report on the 1st Annual EMW Writers’ Master Class/Retreat

On June 27-29, we held a writing class/retreat a a beautiful cabin just outside Heber, Utah. You can see the agenda here to get a rough sense of what we did (though we shortened some sessions to make more time … Continue reading

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The Business Side of Writing: An Honest Look at the Cost of Publishing

I began the first draft of this post as “Setting Realistic Expectations” of a publisher, but eleven paragraphs in I realized I’d have to split this up into multiple posts. Suffice it to say, there is a lot that people don’t … Continue reading

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