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James Van Pelt

Apocalypses and the Writing of "Housekeeping."

Published Jul 16, 2021 · 564 words (3 minutes) · 32 views

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I've taken to posting short explanations of how some of my stories came to be written. They might only be of interest to other writers (and fairly obsessive ones at that!), but they're a fun way for me to return to the inspiration and composition for some of my work.

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Writing a Novella: Harvest

Published Jan 28, 2021 · 854 words (4 minutes) · 159 views

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Here's a leisurely peek into my writing process, and how the story, "Harvest," came to be.

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Writing "Ghost Ship"

Published Oct 21, 2020 · 222 words (1 minute) · 190 views

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A quick peek into the thinking that went into writing "Ghost Ship."

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Writing "Working the Moon Circuit"

Published Jul 22, 2020 · 324 words (2 minutes) · 261 views

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Where do your ideas come from?

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Stephen (Peter) Cox

Copying and Influences

Published Apr 10, 2020 · 496 words (2 minutes) · 630 views

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I discuss influences and how people may see your book as derivative of something you haven't read.

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Stephen Dedman

Spin

Published Nov 9, 2019 · 100 words (1 minute) · 346 views

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Why playing computer games isn't necessarily a waste of time.

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Holly Lyn Walrath

Art as a Way Into Writing

Published Aug 3, 2018 · 598 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 4 views

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The juxtaposition of art and writing isn’t just about responsivity. In writing about art, or using art as inspiration, or having a background of visual art as writers, we’re not just responding to the art itself — to the way it looks on canvas, but something deeper...

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