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We’ve spoken before about how little details can help color your storyworld. Societal habits, mating customs, dinner choices, and environmental aspects are …

August 10, 2017

Where do you get your inspiration? For me, it can something as simple as a “what if” question to change a story …

July 16, 2017

Magazine writing jobs sent straight to your inbox? Yes, it is true. I get them every morning. So how can you get …

June 12, 2017

My husband and I recently spent a few days in Napa Valley. We stayed in a quaint Bed and Breakfast on the …

May 20, 2017
AnatomyGraysSex

Jim held a gray spheroid up to the light. “So Doc, you’re saying the sex of this alien was actually female?” “That …

February 13, 2017
Character Eyes

The carbine was still jammed and Jim couldn’t do anything to fix it. He finally tossed it aside and cursed the shoddy …

November 9, 2016

The murmur of countless alien tongues subsided as the chairman of the interstellar council called for order. The delegates to Mecatol Rex …

October 11, 2016

We discussed the first three suggestion to overcoming writing obstacles in an earlier blog. Run, walk, exercise – stir up the endorphins …

August 17, 2016

The setting sold us. A property with mature trees and a creek running behind it. Even in March, with the trees still …

July 25, 2016

Click to Enlarge The subject of creativity has always fascinated me. Where does it originate? How can I access more of it? …

July 2, 2016
The creative tool kit

You may ask what the following three strategies have to do with creativity. I think we can all agree that time is …

June 3, 2016

Obstacles. Disguised in various ways, they reveal the same evil – blocks to what we want to achieve or to where we …

June 2, 2016
The creative tool kit

Graphic courtesy of melibeeglobal.com Welcome to The Creativity Kit! Each month tips and tools to help boost your creativity skills will be …

May 3, 2016

What do children’s publishers want? That is the question that all children’s writers long to have answered. What is the magic formula …

April 11, 2016

In honor of National Poetry Month (April), I thought we could take a few moments to explore writing a poem today. Not …

April 5, 2016

When I was in India recently, our team leader told of an Indian child who asked her if the streets in India …

February 29, 2016
ThingsOfValue

When writing a speculative fiction novel, determine what the things of value are in your world. Water, food, shelter-building resources, fuel: these are …

February 7, 2016
Food for your Storyworld

Regardless how fantastic the setting, the people in your book must treat their environment as commonplace. A character who regularly interacts with …

November 28, 2015

Thanks to my past teen self, I will never run out of book ideas. I spent those years writing pages of book/scene/character ideas—much …

August 25, 2015

We’ve all been there. Deadlines are looming for our blog or our novels. A tingling in the pit of your stomach borders …

July 22, 2015

Atheists believe all creatures evolved over countless millennia of bloodshed, allowing only the fittest members of a species to breed. They therefore …

July 3, 2015
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