Monthly Archives: March 2011

Gotta have rules

There are as many magical/tech systems in use in the world of science fiction/ fantasy as there are authors to write.  I could write about the various sets and subsets, but I think I will leave that to another post. … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

I mentioned balance in the last post and I find I would like to talk about it a bit more.  Again keep in mind, I don’t consider myself an expert in any way, but I like to muse on topics. … Continue reading

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A world in my eye

 Perspective and world-building are, in my experience, inextricably intertwined.  Understand that when I say world building what I mean is both the macro world the character lives in and the microcosm of the individual experience. Each author can answer the question … Continue reading

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World Building – Craft of the Gods

Before I get into today’s writing topic I wanted to kindly point out to both of my readers that I won a BOOK! Free BOOK! I never win anything and I won a book. I love life! Once I get … Continue reading

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The Life of a Story

For me the moment of conception is hard to pinpoint.  Generally speaking it begins with one of two things. The mental image of a single scene – either from a sleeping or waking dream.  I often expand that scene into … Continue reading

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Word Choice

For years now I have felt out-of-place in conversation with people.  I don’t even mean how awkward and anti-social I can be either, which would be understandable. People hate language. They hate specific words, sayings, and change in the English … Continue reading

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Perspective

Perspective is a funny thing. I won’t get into all the minutiae of perspective in terms of person and knowledge level or tense of writing to convey the best possible story.  If you want more on narrative styles check this … Continue reading

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