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Let’s Hear it for the NPCs

by Gail Z. Martin At Lunacon, I was on a panel called “The Magical Middle Class” where the topic was secondary characters (or as gamers refer to them, Non-Player Characters—NPC) in fiction who possess magic but don’t have awesome jobs.  … Continue reading

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Come see me at a signing!

by Gail Z. Martin Come see me at a signing! In-store signing at Books-A-Million at Carolina Mall in Concord, NC  on Mar. 30, 5 – 7 p.m. Ravencon, Richmond, VA April 14 – 15 In-store signing at the Barnes & … Continue reading

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Who Are Your Favorite Villains?

by Gail Z. Martin OK, so I’ve talked about favorite heroes, but what about favorite villaians?  Who are the people I love to hate? I don’t buy into the idea that a villain needs to be sympathetic. Understandable, but not … Continue reading

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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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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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On The Road With The Dread

by Gail Z. Martin The Dread, Book Two in The Fallen Kings Cycle, is now available! The Dread is the conclusion to the struggle for control of the Winter Kingdoms that began in The Sworn.  For those who have read … Continue reading

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Living With Your Writing Resolutions

by Gail Z. Martin Now that we’re a few months in to the new year, are those resolutions starting to chafe a bit?  Maybe the diet is history, the exercise plan is on again/off again, and the desire to meditate … Continue reading

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What characters do when you’re not looking

by Gail Z. Martin One of the fun things about being an author is that you don’t have to wait for the next book in your series to come out to find out what’s going to happen.  (Actually, that’s not … Continue reading

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Death Tells

by Gail Z. Martin I write about a necromancer (and Halloween is coming up), so I probably think more about death than a lot of people.  And what I’ve noticed is that what an individual believes about death impacts a … Continue reading

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You can’t go home again, and neither can your characters.

by Gail Z. Martin Contrary to Bon Jovi’s experience, most of us find that going home after we’ve left is at best bittersweet and at worst impossible.  That’s true, I’m convinced, because not only are we not the same people … Continue reading

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