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James Van Pelt

Writing Advice

Published Oct 7, 2020 · 1,202 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 114 views

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Writers hear much advice at conventions. Everyone has an opinion on how to walk the writing tightrope, but sometimes the advice just sounds wrong. I was listening to a panel of editors when one weighed in with what she pronounced as an inviolable rule, "Never start with the weather," which gave me, of course, the first sentence of this story.

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Edward Ashton

Using Science in Science Fiction: How Not to Annoy Your Readers, in Three Simple Steps

Published Aug 19, 2020 · 752 words (3 minutes) · 55 views

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In which the author gives some gentle advice on writing science fiction that won't get roasted by nerds.

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Alec Worley

Too Much Magic! The Problem With Writing Fantasy

Published Jul 24, 2020 · 990 words (4 minutes) · 112 views

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Here's another blog, this one from 2014. It's about the issue of controlling magic when writing a fantasy tale. Enjoy...

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We went to Germany for one day to explore some famous instagram photo spots. The first stop was Burg Eltz during sunrise. With no tourists there yet and this amazing fog covering the castle it was like a fairytale.
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Alec Worley

My Future Shock Hell: Breaking into Comics (And What I Learned By Doing It)

Published Jul 24, 2020 · 4,381 words (16 minutes) · 82 views

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Here's a popular blog I wrote (some years ago now) about how I started writing for 2000 AD by pitching Future Shocks scripts. Here I cover everything from submission tactics to coping with rejection and why there’s really no such thing as ‘breaking in’

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Jordan Kurella

First Person and the (un)Reliable Narrator

Published Jul 3, 2020 · 665 words (3 minutes) · 188 views

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Wherein Jordan does a big think about First Person Narrators & their inherent reliability. Also how Jordan tries to sketch First Person Narrators out with as much authority as the secondary characters.

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James Van Pelt

My Collection of Best Books on Writing

Published Feb 13, 2020 · 708 words (3 minutes) · 188 views

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I've been writing and teaching writing for several decades. Along the way I've found the books that told me the most about this interesting and complicated activity.

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Edward Ashton

Avoiding the Info Dump: World Building in Science Fiction

Published Jan 20, 2020 · 950 words (4 minutes) · 140 views

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A brief introduction to the art of setting the stage in science fiction without causing your readers to throw your book out the window.

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James Van Pelt

Writing Advice for New Writers

Published Nov 30, 2019 · 403 words (2 minutes) · 444 views

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If I had to boil storytelling to its essence, this is it.

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