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3.6 Pulp fiction, no, not the movie

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I'm low-key obsessed with the golden era of pulp fictions. The dime-store reads and the age in which books were being churned out over the period of three days. I'm too young to have any experience of this golden era... or am I?

Wikipedia says: Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps") were inexpensive fiction magazines that were published from 1896 to the 1950s. The term pulp derives from the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed. In contrast, magazines printed on higher-quality paper were called "glossies" or "slicks".


The era of pulp fiction was one of huge and rapid development for many genres, niches and some of the most curious writing. It was also rife with copy and paste stories, terrible hashed up prose and plenty of cliche. Amid the muck, long running series emerged, some of which are still going to this day, and plenty of classics were born.

There's a fascinating and very divided school of thought on wh…

3.5 The author tribe, a ramble

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For a species like ours, community is essential.

From finding a place to fit in at work, to finding folk who share your hobby in the same way.

You will see and hear a lot of drama as a result of communities insulating and expanding as trends in various industries change and evolve- or fail to evolve in some cases.

And that's kind of normal and part and parcel to humans in groups. We're a bit of a weird bunch. Loving new experiences and yet adverse to change. A contradiction? Congratulations, we have a lot of these.

When it comes to writing communities, these contradictions are just as common and prevalent as they are  in any other groups.

3.4 Author Interview with K.A.Doore

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