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Alexander McMahon

The Caped Author

Why Should I Care?

We’ve all been accosted at one point or another by the volunteer donation-grabbers on street corners and in shopping centres. We’ve all been confronted by images of starving children abroad. There are layers and layers of guilt that ensure that... Continue Reading →

Emotive Motion

Though I mostly write science fiction and fantasy now, when I started I produced a very different kind of story. I haven't done much on poetry for a while, so it was something of surprise when I sat down and wrote... Continue Reading →

Self-Shrinking

I love my TAFE class. They're a great bunch of people and they really allow me to be myself. For some context, I often make a point of not talking about anything too deep with people unless I've known them... Continue Reading →

Between Middles

There are many types of logical fallacies, most of which I'll probably get around to explaining or mentioning before long. Of particular importance to today's topic is the 'golden mean' fallacy, also known as the fallacy of moderation. In case you're... Continue Reading →

Real Realism

We've all been there. Someone draws a sword to the sound of a high pitched metallic shriek. A bullet passes through twenty metres of water to kill a movie character.  Realism is overrated when it comes to movies and books.... Continue Reading →

Nanocrash

I've written about NaNoWriMo before, but for any who may yet be unaware, I will give a brief rundown again. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, with the main event in November and two 'practice' events in April and... Continue Reading →

What if I Succeed?

I'm a little insecure. Maybe a lot. Those who know me well would understand that this was once a lot worse. As most anyone would understand, it's easy to be anxious about showing something of your creative talent to the... Continue Reading →

Your Greatest Privilege

Politics plays a large role in many of my stories, though to varying extents. I often take the opportunity to explore a number of political concepts through how characters interact with them through the story. Equality, equity and freedom are... Continue Reading →

Can’t Stress it Enough

I've been under a bit of pressure lately. I'm hoping this week might get a little easier, but I've still got a lot on my plate. I've got two weeks of holidays from TAFE, so that's pretty cool. One less... Continue Reading →

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