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tom-lucas's picture
May.21.2012
Today was one of those days when the gears of the universe click together nicely. I have had more gear grinding than not, but today proved to be a welcome break. I have taken a teaching position in a CWBFA program, and the course that I will be teaching is in brief, a course that deals with methods...
david-alderman's picture
Mar.18.2011
I've been working on the revisions to Lost Birth (the second book in my upcoming young adult series, Expired Reality) for a few weeks now, and I'm catching a lot of the things that were originally wrong with the book and prevented it from reaching the potential it could have when I first tried...
david-alderman's picture
Mar.04.2011
Years ago, when I first wrote and self-published the first two novels in my young adult series, Expired Reality, I really thought I had created a believable, compelling world that my readers could get lost in. I made up a planet named Anaisha (the ai is prounced the way it is in the word pain...
laurel-anne-hill's picture
Jun.03.2010
Building New Worlds and Creating Compelling Characters:  Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Presentation by Laurel Anne HillAuthor and Former Underground Storage Tank Operator San Mateo County Fair, June 12, 2010, 2:30-3:30 pmEvents Center, 2495 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA(2 blocks from El...
steven-e-schend's picture
Oct.14.2009
My email told me this week was "Wizard of Oz" week at redroom.com. While I'm technically staying offline this month to get back on deadlines and to reclaim my life from internet-addictions, Baum's book was too important to me not to blog here.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Baum's 13...
lm-preston's picture
Sep.23.2009
How I, a Sci-Fi Author Build Worlds – My perspective of World Building World Building ... my wayWorld Building ... my way I once participated in a Sci-Fi critique group, where one of the authors asked about World Building. Our leader never expanded on this topic. When this topic was bought up, I...
kellyann-f-zuzulo's picture
May.06.2009
We’re a multi-cultural society, a global community of varying histories and legends.  And yet, somehow, we all share a fascination with the supernatural … with the idea that the things unseen are not inactive.  The concept of myths and legends shared through storytelling is as old as the spoken...