Category Archives: Vaughn Treude

Pacing, the Toughest Hurdle

Pacing, the Toughest Hurdle by Vaughn Treude When we begin writing fiction, a number of issues confront us as novices. Issues of technical proficiency such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation are first on the list. Then come dialog, plotting, and … Continue reading

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The Truth About Comicsgate

The Truth About Comicsgate by Vaughn Treude Please note: The opinions in this piece are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the blog publisher or other contributors to the blog. If you’ve heard about … Continue reading

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In Defense of Westerns

In Defense of Westerns by Vaughn Treude During my childhood, the Western was very a popular form of fiction. My father watched the cowboy shows of the day including Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, and his favorite, Bonanza. I watched them, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Audiobooks

The Joy of Audiobooks by Vaughn Treude When I was a teenager, I had a blind friend who listened to books on vinyl records. At the time, it never occurred to me that these could also be good for sighted … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Past: Minding Manners

Lessons from the Past: Minding Manners by Vaughn Treude Much of the research for my steampunk novels has involved the Victorian Era in which they take place. One of the most striking differences between then and now is that era’s … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Pacing

The Challenge of Pacing by Vaughn Treude To many outsiders, writing looks easy. As with most worthwhile pursuits, the challenges aren’t obvious to beginners. You can be good at spelling and grammar and even be able to craft a coherent narrative. Your characters could be … Continue reading

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Working with Illustrators

Working with Illustrators by Vaughn L. Treude As a writer, I have lots of ideas, some of which get me into trouble. For example, when I joined a playwriting group a few years ago, I decided to write a musical … Continue reading

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