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Dargonzine 27-1 Editorial

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DargonZine 27, Issue 1

By: Jon Evans | Archive, Editorials

Last issue, I started the editorial by talking about my new favorite writing position, which can be summed up as "lying back on the couch with a bottle of red wine." It seems a bit of an obvious, or even stereotypical, revelation. I have another obvious revelation for you: sitting at a playground full of screaming children is *not* my favorite writing position. It's not that I don't love children, especially my own kids, but the concept ...

Dargonzine 26-5 Editorial

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DargonZine 26, Issue 5

By: Jon Evans | Archive, Editorials

I set myself into my new favorite "writing position" just prior to starting this creative session. It entails lying on my couch with my back against an armrest, my legs extended over the far cushions, and my lovely Series 9 laptop -- appropriately -- sitting in my lap as I type away. Waiting patiently between words is a glass of Tempranillo on the coffee table, just within reach, and the rest of the bottle is a tad beyond it in ...

Dargonzine 26-4 Editorial

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DargonZine 26, Issue 4

By: Jon Evans | Archive, Editorials

It's been a productive couple of months for me, Dargon-wise. This tends to make me feel very good, and good feelings about Dargon create more enthusiasm for me to do more in Dargon. It's a nice circle. It can be difficult, however, to maintain the enthusiasm when creativity ebbs, so one method I use to kick start the old creative juices is to revisit ancient works that I never finished. We all have them: the aborted efforts ...

Dargonzine 26-3 Editorial

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DargonZine 26, Issue 3

By: Jon Evans | Archive, Editorials

Last issue, I told you the Dargon Summit was coming up, and it’s one of my favorite times of the year. So let me tell you why. The Dargon Summit is our annual gathering of Project writers; it’s a writing and administrative retreat where we not only talk about the business of running the Project, but work on new story arcs, challenge stories, current works, do a plethora of research, and occasionally learn a thing or two. ...

Dargonzine 26-2 Editorial

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DargonZine 26, Issue 2

By: Jon Evans | Archive, Editorials

In light of recent storms and tornadoes cutting their destructive path through country, and the losses of families, homes, and properties, I would like to send the Project’s sympathies and best wishes out to the survivors.   As I started thinking about that concept, I also started thinking about all the other tragedies happening around the world, whether they are natural or directly caused by man. It is wrong to only be concerned with the United States’ issues here: we are ...

Dargonzine 26-1 Editorial

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DargonZine 26, Issue 1

By: Jon Evans | Archive, Editorials

Over the past few issues, my editorials have been very positive. Between the agency that contacted us, and the release of APE, good things were happening in the world of Dargon and electronic publishing in general. It was a happy time.   Since then, some bad news had affected me, personally, as well as the rest of the world. Our economies are struggling, the Sequestration began in the United States, and I was released from my employment due to budget cuts. It's ...

Dargonzine 25-4 Editorial

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DargonZine 25, Issue 4

By: Jon Evans | Archive, Editorials

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the Editorial ... If you read the Editorial last issue, you'd know that the Dargon Project was contacted by the Ethan Ellenberg agency, and that we (or at least, I) were very proud to have been contacted by them. I still am. Now, another interesting thing has happened in the two months since then: a writer named Guy Kawasaki has published a book called APE, and I was one of ...

Dargonzine 25-3 Editorial

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DargonZine 25, Issue 3

By: Jon Evans | Archive, Editorials

Most issues, I have a bit of a struggle trying to figure out what to talk about during the Editorial. I look for a common theme in the stories being presented, or try to tie in a current event that somehow, nebulously is reflected within the current issue. However, this issue provides me with a deluge of information which unfortunately means it will be shorter than I would like it to be, while being a bit bereft of the substance ...

Dargonzine 25-2 Editorial

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DargonZine 25, Issue 2

By: Jon Evans | Archive, Editorials

Welcome back, readers! Issue 25-2 is here, just in time for us to head off to our annual Summit. This year, we're heading to the lovely Marblehead, OH, near the shore of Lake Erie. As tradition holds, we'll be gathering to both work out the administrative issues facing the Project, as well as work on our collaborative writing, developing stories for our annual Summit Challenge (which has become something of a tradition), and generally goofing off and ...

Dargonzine 25-1 Editorial

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DargonZine 25, Issue 1

By: Jon Evans | Archive, Editorials

Over the course of the past six months or so, The Dargon Project has seen a small influx of new authors. This is very exciting for us, as we're always looking for more writers (the philosophy being, the more active writers we have, the more stories will be produced, and the more issues we can send to you, the readers). This also raises a small difficulty for us, however, as we have 25 years of back stories ...