Outlining for NaNoWriMo, Part 1/3

On November 18, 2013, in Guest Post, by James Holder

As I write this, November draws nigh! Aspiring writers everywhere stock up on Starbucks gift cards, replacement keyboards, and that most renewable of resources, their own unrelenting anxiety about what to write for NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. For the last few years, I’ve taken on the annual challenge of writing 50,000 words of […]

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Win the NaNoWriMo Marathon: Writing for Miles Instead of Meters

On June 14, 2012, in Guest Post, by James Holder

Would you believe that I won NaNoWriMo 2011 with five days to spare? I mention this in hopes of inspiring you to not just cross the 50,000 word finish line but to have the words “The End” typed out as your last two.  The accomplishment continues to surprise me, too, since I never went far […]

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Guest Post: Tools For Worldbuilding by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

On May 30, 2012, in Guest Post, by Patrick Hester

Worldbuilding lies at the core of good fiction writing, particularly for those of us writing in genres like Science Fiction and Fantasy. We’re fortunate to live at an age where the Internet makes research much easier and faster. There are plenty of resources. Of course, verifying their reliability with more than on source (i.e. offline […]

Rediscover (or discover for the first time) the works of Diana Wynne Jones — in audio

On May 10, 2012, in Guest Post, by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn

I listen to a lot of audiobooks (nine last month; 70 last year), but recently I was having one of those “I have 400 books on my to read list and still can’t pick what to read” bouts of choice paralysis. Then I stumbled across my copy of Howl’s Moving Castle, bought on sale a year or two ago, […]

Guest Post: Working With A Small Press

On October 24, 2011, in Guest Post, News, by Patrick Hester

Interviewer Bryan Thomas Schmidt is the author of the space opera novel The Worker Prince, the collection The North Star Serial, and has several short stories forthcoming in anthologies and magazines. He’s also the host of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chat every Wednesday at 9 pm EST on Twitter, where he interviews people like […]

 

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