Today the Dragon Wins

"Today the Dragon Wins" offers information from Fantasy Author and Professional Editor Sandy Lender. You'll also find dragons, wizards, sorcerers, and other fantasy elements necessary for a fabulous story, if you know where to look...

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Word of the Day
Thursday, May 9, 2007
Existential (adjective) - Pertaining to a state of being; dealing with existence; based on experience; think of it as focusing on just the unique, isolated, invidual experience of "being" in a whole wide world that's usually hostile to man (I've totally simplified this by just combining a couple definitions out of a couple sources, by the way; whole textbooks have been written on this subject and you're free to go read them - in your spare time - I took an ethics course one summer and I think we spent two class periods on this...it's big in English classes, too, because you hit Thoreau and there's this sudden stream-of-consciousness that takes over the professor. But I thought you all would appreciate at least an attempt at a summary because Maisel uses the word in today's interview (above).)

Word in a Sentence: In Sandy Lender's novel Choices Meant for Gods, Nigel's existential demeanor saves him from coming into contact with his father's obnoxious and overbearing nature very often because the younger man is frequently alone contemplating his basic survival.

Your turn! Give me a calm and lovely sentence today!

"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."

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