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Sandman: Overture 3

I read the original Sandman graphic novels as fast as I could afford to buy the trade paperbacks. (I’ve since re-read them often enough that I wish I’d spent the extra money on hardcovers.) When this prequel series started coming out, I decided to see what it’s like to read a Neil Gaiman story one…

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The Cycle

How can I improve my writing? It’s a common question. There are a few things you can do: Reading Reading and writing is a cultural conversation. People write books to say something. Other people read those books and a few of those write books in return. As has been pointed out many times, you should…

Flash Fiction week VII: “On Your Doorstep”

Since we have some pieces left over from the last week of flash fiction, we’ve created a theme week to use those pieces. And so we present: Flash Fiction week VII Topic: On Your Doorstep When: 21–25 July Word length: 500 words As usual, contact the editor to sign up, or leave a comment here…

Pictures? Why Do I Need Pictures?

I’m an art school graduate, and in many ways a visual person. So when Kathleen and I discussed ways to improve the Nose last year, one thing we agreed on was that pictures are a good thing: They make the site look nice, they’re more interesting in social media links, and they’re fun. So most…

Flash Fiction Week VI: Fathers, Mothers, Others

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since our last week of flash fiction. And so we present: Flash Fiction week VI Topic: Fathers, Mothers, Others When: June 9–June 13 Word length: 500 words As usual, contact the editor to sign up, or leave a comment here and we’ll get back to you. Update:…

Skip day

There won’t be an update today; Magnificent Nose returns on Wednesday 16 April with a guest post from former regular columnist Sara Goas.

Sandman: Overture 2

Anything written by Neil Gaiman is always worth waiting for. It’s been almost four months since the first issue of Sandman: Overture came out, and I have the second issue next to me on the couch as I type this; I bought it late last week, and have since read it twice. Overture will clearly…