Monthly Archives: March 2012

Who are your favorite heroes?

by Gail Z. Martin I did a post recently for Orbit’s blog about some of my favorite SF/F heroes.  You can read it here: Of course, there’s not enough room in one blog post for all my favorites.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Where fact & fantasy meet: Remote viewing

By T.W. Fendley I love to read stories that explore possibilities, which is why speculative fiction is my favorite genre. I get a kick out of following someone’s journey to a place only their imagination could take them. I’m also … Continue reading

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It’s the end for me…

by Crymsyn Hart …now what the heck do I do? Well congratulations, the first think you need to do is take a moment and breathe. You did it. You made it to the end of the book. Bet you never … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking

From The Mad Monster Party By Tina R. McSwain The first time I attended a horror convention has me hooked.  Not my normal “con”, but a lot of fun nonetheless.  The celebrities were plentiful and a diverse group.  The vendor … Continue reading

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Adding Texture To Your Writing

by Gail Z. Martin Does your fictional world have texture? By texture, I mean details that make your world immersive for your reader, engaging all their senses as well as their imagination. Think about the “texture” in your everyday life.  … Continue reading

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I’m in the middle…

by Crymsyn Hart …of the book and I’ve come to an impasse. What do I do now? It’s a logical question that any author has when they get to the middle of a book and all of a sudden your … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Unhappy Ending

by Jennifer Pelland www.jenniferpelland.com I was recently on a panel at the Boskone science fiction convention titled “Optimism vs Darkness in Science Fiction” where I came down squarely on the side of darkness. Much to one audience member’s dismay, I … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking

By Tina R. McSwain Happy St. Patrick’s Day In honor of this Irish holiday, let’s talk about the most popular Celtic legends.  The most prominent are the will-o-the-wisp, the leprechaun, and the banshee.  The most terrifying by far is the banshee, a … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking

By Tina R. McSwain A Different Kind of Convention We are so used to the various science fiction, gaming and horror fantasy conventions out there.  This weekend in Charlotte, there is a different kind of convention.  A metaphysical convention called … Continue reading

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Now What…

by Crymsyn Hart …do you do after you’ve gotten your momentum going and you’ve come to the end of your first chapter?  Questions run through the author’s mind. Where do I go from here? Where are the characters going to … Continue reading

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