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Questions 452: Slamming Tolkien?

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Chuck asks:
“It seems to have become fashionable for authors to rag on the classics. Why is that?”


Resources Mentioned:
Real Responses to Made Up Stories by Mike Perschon (TEDx Talk)
Tolkien’s Middle Earth: Lesson Plans by James Morrow

Question 445: Small Concept

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Grace asks: I’ve had works rejected by publishers for being “small.” Do you have any thoughts on “small concept” stories and what works, or doesn’t work about them?

Resources Mentioned

Independence Day
Down From Ten
Smoke Rings
A Ghostly Christmas Present
Bodies in the Basement
Pulp Fiction
James Clavell
Robert Ludlum
Lee Childs
Nora Roberts
Stephen King