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Origins: Casters’ Court Part 1

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Despite my devotion to the contemporary/urban fantasy genre, superheroes were never really a writing interest of mine. Now, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my fair share of superhero stories. But I never really wanted to write one, mostly because I couldn’t think of much that hadn’t already been done.

I’m still pretty sure I’m beating a dead horse with this one, but it begged and pleaded to be written, and wouldn’t you know, I finally decided to share it.

So how did this story take root in my head? And why did it remain there? That deserves a short aside on my process of story-building.

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Origins: The NaNoLog


I teased a bit of this story last week, when I posted the first installment of my NaNoLog, but the full story of me coping with a cross-country move by playing anthropologist has a few more funny and self-deprecating intricacies. Now that you’ve gotten a taste of it, I figured I could do the whole story justice.

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Origins of The Site Banner


My goal is to alternate Tuesday posts between “content” (like I posted last week– sometimes longer, sometimes shorter) and “origins,” or the stories behind some of the things I write/post/etc. Since I don’t have much content posted yet, I thought a good place to start would be to give a little more background on myself and this site. So, in the spirit of starting that process, today, I’m breaking down the banner on the homepage!

Let’s start with the first fundamental question: Why “Abstract?”

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