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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

  If you’ve never done an interview with someone else, the thought can be frightening.  I want to take away the fright …

May 12, 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

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
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

What is it about a story that makes it compelling? Is it the characters? Is it the plot? Is it the element …

August 17, 2015

Earlier, I posted about what fuels your ideas, and I used “Early Edition” as one of my ideas. Someday I’d like …

July 17, 2015

We’ve all heard the cliche, “Content is King.” The power of blogging depends on meaningful content. With the increasing numbers of blogs on …

June 25, 2015
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