Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Down and Dirty Feature Article List

Geez. That's a bunch of articles. Maybe we need to compile some of this stuff into a book. It would certainly make one heck of a thick, heavy doorstop, that's for sure.

As always, if you're looking for an article about a particular topic, please feel free to use the handy-dandy tags running down the right side of the blog below the links.

Roundtable Interviews:

The OP Hero -- Balancing Plot and Character
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-op-hero-balancing-plot-and-character_3.html

Hot Lead and Dead Steel? What about Westerns?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/06/hot-lead-and-dead-steel-what-about.html

The Cover Story -- What Makes Book Covers Work?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-cover-story-what-makes-book-covers.html

The Butt End of the Book -- Ending a Story
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-butt-end-of-book-ending-story.html

What's My Motivation?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/whats-my-motivation.html

Violence and Gore -- Write Less or Write More?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/violence-and-gore-write-less-or-write.html

Fictional World Building in Action/Adventure Stories
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/fictional-world-building-in.html

Building Fantasy Worlds in Fiction
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/03/building-fantasy-worlds-in-fiction.html

The Opening Salvo -- Grabbing Readers from the First Sentence
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-opening-salvo-grabbing-readers-from.html

The Wayback Machine -- WWY(ou)D
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-wayback-machine-wwyoud.html

Mine or Yours: The Comic Book Edition
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/07/mine-or-yours-comic-book-edition.html

Mine or Yours: New Characters vs. Existing Characters
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/07/mine-or-yours-new-characters-vs.html

Pulps and Race -- A Writer's Roundtable
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/06/pulps-and-race-writers-roundtable.html

Filling Your Basket With Literary Easter Eggs
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/04/filling-your-basket-with-literary.html

Dream Up the Next DC JLA Event -- A Fan Roundtable
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/02/dream-up-next-dc-jla-event-fan.html

Going Public About the Public Domain
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/02/going-public-about-public-domain.html

Is Writing Really Re-Writing?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/02/is-writing-really-re-writing-roundtable.html

Plotting and Pantsing: A Writers' Roundtable
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/02/plotting-and-pantsing-writers-roundtable.html

Marrying Plot and Character
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/01/marrying-plot-and-character.html

Bibbity, Bloggity, Boo -- Writers Who Blog
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/12/bibbity-bloggity-boo-writers-who-blog.html

The Illusion of Change -- The Comics and Pulp Conundrun
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-illusion-of-change-comics-and-pulp.html

Bullets vs. Bonding -- Balancing action and characterization in pulp fiction
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/11/bullets-vs-bonding-balancing-action-and.html

Can White Men Jump? Writing Other Races and Genders Than Your Own
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/11/can-white-men-jump-writing-other-races.html

Tales to Keep You In... Suspense!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/10/tales-to-keep-you-in-suspense.html

What makes a horror book scary?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/10/what-makes-horror-book-scary.html

Words and Art: Finding the Right Blend in Comic Book Scriptwriting
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/10/words-and-art-finding-right-blend-in.html

Killing or Kissing the Muse -- Writers on Finding Inspiration
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/09/killing-or-kissing-muse-writers-on.html

Breaking New Ground in New Pulp
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/09/breaking-new-ground-in-new-pulp-writers.html

We're Here To Pump Your Characters Up
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/09/were-here-to-pump-your-characters-up.html

The Hero's Journey -- To Campbell Or Not To Campbell
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-heros-journey-to-campbell-or-not-to.html

Getting Under the Hero's Skin -- Writers on Villains
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/getting-under-heros-skin-writers-on.html

Getting the First and Last Word -- Story Openings and Endings
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/07/getting-first-and-last-word-story.html

Re-Writing the Old Familiar
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/06/re-writing-old-familiar.html

The Horror of It All -- Writers on Being Scary with Words
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/horror-of-it-all-writers-on-being-scary.html

Science Fiction, Space Fantasy, and the World of Speculative Storytelling
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/science-fiction-space-fantasy-and-world.html

Making the Fantasy Fantastic
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/making-fantasy-fantastic.html

The Story Behind Urban Fantasy
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/story-behind-urban-fantasy.html

Why Do You Write... Pulp?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-do-you-write-pulp.html

Pulp with Pictures
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/pulp-with-pictures.html

Looking Out for Number One... or Is That Number Two? Writing for Yourself or For the Fans?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/looking-out-for-number-1-or-is-that.html

Hey You, Open the Book! -- What Makes an Effective Cover?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/hey-you-open-book-what-makes-effective.html

How Epic is Epic? -- Working with "Epic" Storylines
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-epic-is-epic-working-with-epic.html

Everything Old is New Again... Too New
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/everything-old-is-new-again-too-new.html

Childhood Books and Movies: When You Can't Go Home Again
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/childhood-books-and-movies-when-you.html

Straight Talk About Origin Stories
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/straight-talk-about-origin-stories.html

An Issue Too Long? How Long Should a "Typical" Comic Book Arc Be?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/issue-too-long-how-long-should-typical.html

Comics to Prose: From Four Colors to Black Text
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/comics-to-prose-from-four-colors-to.html

Pulps to Comics: A Bridge or a Chasm?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/pulp-to-comics-bridge-or-chasm.html

Running on Feet of Clay -- How Bad Can a Hero Be and Still Be a Good Guy?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/01/running-on-feet-of-clay-how-bad-can.html

How Dangerous a Mask Can Be -- The Fascination with the Masked Hero in Pulps
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-dangerous-mask-can-be-fascination.html

A Walk on the Dark Side: Writing Believable Villains
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/01/walk-on-dark-side-writing-believable.html

The Pulp Writers and Fans Roundtable About Comic Books
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/pulp-writers-and-fans-roundtable-about.html

Genre-Bending: How Pure Should Pulp Fiction Be?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/genre-bending-how-pure-should-pulp.html

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow—In What Time Period Does Pulp Fit Best?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/yesterday-today-and-tomorrowin-what.html

Type. Type. (Stereo)Type: Taming the Familiar Beast
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/type-type-stereotype-taming-familiar.html

Bullets vs. Bonding -- Balancing action and characterization in pulp fiction
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/bullets-vs-bonding-balancing-action-and.html

Writing Pet Peeves: A Roundtable
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/writing-pet-peeves-roundtable.html

Individual Interviews:

Talking Westerns with Beau Smith
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John Durden: Throwing Words in Glass Castles
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/07/john-durden-throwing-words-in-glass.html

The Olympian Heights of Amy Strickland
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-olympian-heights-of-amy-strickland.html

Getting to Know... Ulysses King (and Mark Beauli
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/06/getting-to-know-ulysses-king-and-mark.html

John McGuire -- Following the Dark with John McGuire
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/06/john-mcguire-following-dark-with-john.html

David Wright -- Maybe His Brother's Keeper After All
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/05/david-white-maybe-his-brothers-keeper.html

Revisting Comic Book Arc Length -- Shane Berryhill
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/05/this-man-likes-michael-bay-josh-mason.html

This Man Likes Michael Bay -- The Josh Mason Story
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/05/this-man-likes-michael-bay-josh-mason.html

Imaginative Faith: The Works of H. David Blalock
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/imaginative-faith-works-of-h-david.html

Logan Masterson: "Springing" into New Ventures
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/logan-masterson-springing-into-new.html

L. Andrew Cooper: The Extreme Side of Horror
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/l-andrew-cooper-extreme-side-of-horror.html

Jeremy Hicks: Cycling the Ages But Not Grinding it Out
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/04/jeremy-hicks-cycling-ages-but-not.html

Shane Berryhill and the Outlaws
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2014/03/shane-berryhill-and-outlaws.html

Aaron Smith -- Man of Midnight, Death, and Galaxies
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/07/aaron-smith-man-of-midnight-death-and.html

Meet Cam Crowder, the Runty Little Ginger
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/05/meet-cam-crowder-runty-little-ginger.html

The Wizard Finds His Path: An Interview with Richard Lee Byers
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-wizard-finds-his-path-interview.html

Mark Bousquet: The Dreamer of Kraken Moor
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/04/mark-bousquet-dreamer-of-kraken-moor.html

Heretical in Hindsight, The Work of Andrew Toy
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/03/heretical-in-hindsight-work-of-andrew.html

Meet K.S. Daniels
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/03/meet-ks-daniels.html

Getting To Know... Pamela Turner
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/getting-to-know-pamela-turner.html

Hunting Fate: Getting to Know Rachel Hunter
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/hunting-fate-getting-to-know-rachel.html

Scott Mallory and the Cupcake Monster
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/07/scott-mallory-and-cupcake-monster.html

Steven Cumming: "Cute that Kicks Butt"
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/07/steven-cumming-cute-that-kicks-butt.html

The Powerful Press of Lance Stahlberg
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/06/powerful-press-of-lance-stahlberg.html

The Queen of Blüd: The Devin Grayson Interview
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/queen-of-blud-devin-grayson-interview.html

Open the Storm Gates: Don Gates Talks Challenger Storm
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/05/open-storm-gates-don-gates-talks.html

Michael D'Ambrosio -- Fractured but Never Broken
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/michael-dambrosio-fractured-but-never.html

David Boop: Blinding Us with Brilliance
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/david-boop-blinding-us-with-brilliance.html

Exploring the Darkness with James A. Moore
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/exploring-darkness-with-james-moore.html

Oh the Horror... of Robert Freese
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/01/oh-horror-of-robert-freese.html

Getting to know the man behind the man in (no) tights -- Ian Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/getting-to-know-man-behind-man-in-no.html

Digging Up the Deadly With Bobby Nash
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/01/digging-up-deadly-with-bobby-nash.html

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's Van Allen Plexico!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/its-bird-its-plane-its-van-allen.html

Cowboys, and Pirates, and Cannibals, Oh Ed Erdelac!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/cowboys-and-pirates-and-cannibals-oh-ed.html

Getting to know the Air Chief... Ron Fortier!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/getting-to-know-air-chief-ron-fortier.html

Prose and Bullets with Tommy Hancock!
seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/prose-and-bullets-with-tommy-hancock.html

Monsters and Bullets: Getting to Know Perry Constantine
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/monsters-and-bullets-getting-to-know.html

Houston, We Don't Have a Problem -- Catching Up with Lee Houston Jr.
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/houston-we-dont-have-problem-catching.html

Wheelin' and Dillon with Derrick Ferguson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/wheelin-and-dillon-with-derrick.html

The Weird Tale of Michael Vance
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/weird-tale-of-michael-vance.html

Shelagh Watkins' Writing Machine
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/shelagh-watkins-writing-machine.html

Murder on Her Mind -- The World of Krystal Rollins
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/murder-on-her-mind-world-of-krystal.html

Reese's Pieces... The Fictional World of Barry Reese
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/reeses-pieces-fictional-world-of-barry.html

D. A. Adams and the (Lot More Than Seven) Dwarves
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/d-adams-and-lot-more-than-seven-dwarves.html

Visionary, Editor, Writer, Storyteller -- Allan Gilbreath
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/visionary-editor-writer-storyteller.html

Chuck Dixon: The Best Damn Comic Book Writer Ever
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/chuck-dixon-best-damn-comic-book-writer.html

Artfully Rendered -- Mike Henderson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/artfully-rendered-mike-henderson.html

Nancy Hansen's Way
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/nancy-hansens-way.html

Alan Lewis' Bloody Garden
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/alan-lewis-bloody-garden.html

A Punch and a Jab with Paul Bishop
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/punch-and-jab-with-paul-bishop.html

Ed Crandell's Wild, Weird West
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/ed-crandells-wild-weird-west.html

To the Point -- A Quick Chat with William D. Prystauk
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/to-point-quick-chat-with-william-d.html

Chuck Miller's One Hundred Legs of Death
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/chuck-millers-one-hundred-legs-of-death.html

James R. Tuck -- The Man Behind the Deacon
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/james-r-tuck-man-behind-deacon.html

James Palmer and the Love for the Stories
seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/04/james-palmer-and-love-for-stories.html

Other Featured Articles:

The Watson Report: Magic Swords and Their Makers
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-watson-report-magic-swords-and.html

The Watson Report: Behind Every Good Man -- Thoughts on Pulp Heroines
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/06/behind-every-good-man-thoughts-on-pulp.html

The Watson Report: Change and Growth for Characters in Pulp and Comics
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/11/change-and-growth-for-characters-in.html

The Watson Report: The First Whodunnit? (Part Two)
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-whodunnit-part-two.html

The Watson Report: The First Whodunnit? (Part One)
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-whodunnit.html

The Watson Report: Getting to know Aria, a Princess of Mars (no relation to that Thoris woman)
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/07/getting-to-know-aria-princess-of-mars.html

The Watson Report: The Baffling Story of Spring-Heeled Jack
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/07/baffling-story-of-spring-heeled-jack.html

The Watson Report: Starting a Story
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/07/ia-watson-on-starting-story.html

Remembering Ray Bradbury
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/06/remembering-ray.html

Plotting in the Context of a Series
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/06/plotting-in-context-of-series.html

How to Evoke a Feeling of Dread in Writing Horror
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-to-evoke-feeling-of-dread-in.html

The 30 Best Graphic Novels Ever (Final Collected Version)
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-30-best-graphic-novels-ever-final_24.html

The Iron Man Cometh?
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-iron-man-cometh.html

The Grandchildren of Pulp (Or, How I Learned That Pulp Never Really Died) -- part 2
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-grandchildren-of-pulp-or-how-i_28.html

The Grandchildren of Pulp (Or, How I Learned That Pulp Never Really Died) -- part 1
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-grandchildren-of-pulp-or-how-i.html

Femme Fatales—An Obsession Dissected
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/femme-fatalesan-obsession-dissected.html

The Cover Story -- Pulps Should Shock and Grab You!
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/cover-story-pulps-should-shock-you.html

How Bad Guys Die by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-bad-guys-die-by-ia-watson.html

The Twitter Writing Tips Sessions
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2011/12/twitter-writing-tips-sessions.html

On Heriones by I.A. Watson
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/02/on-heroines.html

There’s No Place Like Home – When Being Likeable Was Enough by Selah Janel
http://seanhtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/03/theres-no-place-like-home-when-being.html