Juan Lam

On Writing: For Peasants

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  • Why Harry Potter is Immortal

    Why Harry Potter is Immortal

    Why Harry Potter is Immortal by Juan Francisco Lam Martin Imagine you’re one of the many people who rejected a manuscript titled “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by a then-amateur writer known as J.K. Rowling. The pain those editors felt upon its subsequent massively successful publication must have been immeasurable. Doubly so when the […]Read More »
  • On the Simple Science of How I Failed to Write My First Novel

    On the Simple Science of How I Failed to Write My First Novel

    On the Simple Science of How I Failed to Write My First Novel by Juan Francisco Lam Martin I like to think I’m a writer but, frankly, I’m not. Not really, anyways. Am I a dreamer? Sure. Am I a storyteller? Sort-of. Am I a writer? Certainly not. One of the things that gets me […]Read More »
  • On Writing: Planning a Novel with Dungeons and Dragons

    On Writing: Planning a Novel with Dungeons and Dragons

    On Writing: How to Plan a Novel with Dungeons and Dragons by Juan Francisco Lam Martin Most people within the writing community fall into one of two camps: discovery writers and outliners. Discovery writers are people who’d rather grab an idea, character, or setting, and just start writing about it. The story grows out of […]Read More »