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World Building 101: Starting with a Premise

Introduction Welcome to my new series, WORLD BUILDING 101, with me, C. M. Rosens, and Guillaume Velde. Velde and I are building a world together and thought we would open up about the process since we do this kind of thing for fun. Premises: Building From a Seed Sometimes stories come in characters, in scraps… Continue reading World Building 101: Starting with a Premise

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The Zodiac Posts – ARIES [3] A is for Action – the Jaycee Ford Interview

A is for Action #DoYouHearTheBuzz? Following my interview with Maya Starling about mental health in fiction and her main character, Etta, I decided to interview three very different authors on their craft and their various approaches to action and writing dynamic scenes. You can read steampunk author Kara Jorgensen's interview here: ARIES [1] You can… Continue reading The Zodiac Posts – ARIES [3] A is for Action – the Jaycee Ford Interview

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The Zodiac Posts – ARIES [2] A is for Action – the Charlotte Ashley Interview

A is for Action I thought it would be a good idea to ask three very different talents the same questions on action and dynamism in their work. I got this idea from my Zodiac theme - Aries being apparently all about action. First, I interviewed Steampunk author Kara Jorgensen, on #WeNeedDiverseBooks, writing a linked… Continue reading The Zodiac Posts – ARIES [2] A is for Action – the Charlotte Ashley Interview

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The Zodiac Posts – ARIES [1] A is for Action – the Kara Jorgensen Interview

A is for Action At last, we get to Aries - the dynamic sign, I am told. This made me think of action as a genre, and action/dynamism in particular scenes. I really wanted to use my blog to showcase the work of other writers, and so I've got three more exciting interviews for you… Continue reading The Zodiac Posts – ARIES [1] A is for Action – the Kara Jorgensen Interview

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The Zodiac Posts – PISCES [2] Emotional Souls – the Maya Starling Interview

Emotional Souls - Spotlight on the Work of Maya Starling In my quest to find blog topic inspiration, I have looked to the signs of the zodiac and their reported personality traits to help me think of things to write about. Pisces are, apparently, emotional souls, and so that got me thinking about emotional issues… Continue reading The Zodiac Posts – PISCES [2] Emotional Souls – the Maya Starling Interview