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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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