Category Archives: Wolanyk’s World

What Happens When You Die — by James Wolanyk

Death is one of the most illogical things about life. It drives a wedge into our neatly packaged notions of meaning in the world, forcing you to ask an essential question: why would something be born just to die? And … Continue reading

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The Agnostic Paladin: Belief and Ontology in Fantasy

The Agnostic Paladin: Belief and Ontology in Fantasy by James Wolanyk In June 1963, Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese monk belonging to the Mahayana school of Buddhism, burned himself to death in the streets of Saigon. At the time of his death, Đức … Continue reading

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“WHAT HAPPENED TO THE COOK!?”: OR, AN EXPLORATION OF LOOSE ENDS AND PLOT HOLES IN FICTION

“WHAT HAPPENED TO THE COOK!?”: OR, AN EXPLORATION OF LOOSE ENDS AND PLOT HOLES IN FICTIONBy James Wolanyk Believe it or not, I am a keen browser of my own book’s reviews. This should come as no surprise to most … Continue reading

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YOUR BOOK IS PUBLISHED NOW! (AND PEOPLE HATE IT); OR, ON BAD REVIEWS By: James Wolanyk

YOUR BOOK IS PUBLISHED NOW! (AND PEOPLE HATE IT); OR, ON BAD REVIEWSBy: James Wolanyk Greetings, lovely people. It has been a fair while since I’ve posted anything here, largely because of working full time as a teacher (aka soaking … Continue reading

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3 KEYS TO MARKETING YOUR NOVEL by: James Wolanyk

3 KEYS TO MARKETING YOUR NOVEL So, you’ve written a novel. Great—that’s 99% of the battle. Or is it? You see, in 2018 (the time of this post being written), marketing has become of the largest barriers to a book’s … Continue reading

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Belief In Fantasy by: James Wolanyk

I was a freshman in high school when I first sat down to meditate. It was far from the monastic picture painted on desktop screensavers and self-help book covers, however. I remember that five-minute session as a maelstrom of self-criticism, … Continue reading

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