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Less or Fewer? An Analysis of Usage

Utilizing Brigham Young University’s Corpus of Contemporary American English, I have attempted to use usage data to come to a better understanding of the common rule regarding the use of “less” or “fewer” when describing nouns. This analysis is by no means exhaustive, but is meant to serve as a data point in the ongoing …

Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

Phil Athans writes to tell me that portions of the interview he conducted of me will be appearing in his chapter on the State of the Genre in the September release of Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-this-World Novels and Short Stories. The book also features the writing of Orson Scott Card …

[GUEST POST] D&D as Inspiration by Erin M. Evans

Erin M. Evans grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from Washington University with a degree in Anthropology, she and her now-husband drove around the country in a 1983 Winnebago. They settled in Seattle, WA where she works as a writer and editor. I have the sort of job that’s great for parties, at first: …

[SFFWRTCHT] A Chat With Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers is a writer, artist, and photographer. His short fiction has appeared in publications including Cemetery Dance, Supernatural Tales, and Shadows & Tall Trees. He is the author of the dark fiction collection Every House Is Haunted (ChiZine Publications) and SuperNOIRtural Tales (Burning Effigy Press), a series of stories featuring supernatural detective Felix Renn. Ian lives with his wife in Peterborough, …