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In fantasy world building and writing, the term "race" is loosely used to describe a sentient or sapient life form with a similar degree of intelligence and awareness as that of a human.
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#storycraft chat is a weekly twitter chat devoted to the art of crafting fiction.
#storycraft chat occurs each Sunday at 3pm US Pacific/6pm US Eastern
This is a discussion group for this specific subgenre in SF where the plausibility of the science counts. This group has read: Earth, Between the Strokes of...
The most active Goodreads group for apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic and dystopic fiction! Join the monthly book reading, get recommendations, or just tell us...
Creative writing course to be taught at Virtual University by noted author and educator.
"I may be crazy but I learn to know my characters quite quickly. So don’t be a stranger around your characters, socialize with them. After all, they do live in your head, so no matter what they do, you still have control. Scary to think though that one might get loose sometime. Now there’s a story for you."
This all boils down to the same thing: no matter what you add to your story, you have to maintain a level of conflict. This is one of the biggest problems I’ve pointed out in manuscript evalutions. Authors either let their conflict falter, make their first conflicts irrelevant to what the plot later becomes, or never really establish a strong conflict in the first place.
It sounds like you have ideas and you’re a storyteller but you haven’t developed your writing craft. Unfortunately, the old adage is true – ideas are a dime a dozen. In themselves, ideas have no value. The value is in the way a writer is able to capture those ideas using the written word, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction.
"Halloween Writing Prompt:
Imagine an old house with a black cat in residence. A man or woman walks into the house for the first time and finds something unexpected. It’s a paranormal horror writing prompt…let your imaginations be your guide"
#storycraft chat occurs each Sunday at 10PM Bangkok time/11am US Eastern/5pm Paris time
Geofiction is a hobby in which people design imaginary places: cities, countries, worlds, even entire universes! Unlike most worldbuilders, geofiction hobbyists do not necessarily create their worlds as a background for a novel or role-playing game, they create them for the fun of creation.
This is a group for all the fans of Dystopias out there. Share your favorite dystopias, get new recommendations, and talk with other fans about this ever...
Urban fantasy is a subset of contemporary fantasy, consisting of magical novels and stories set in contemporary, real-world, urban settings--as opposed to '...
Rebecca Skloot is author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, who this morning presented a twitter interview/presentation on creative non-fiction writing (This woman is an inspiration to me.
Twitter is the new poetry. I read this in one of tweets but I don't remember who it was from. My tribute to Twitter, in a poem. Short lines with few words. Follow me on Twitter if you like it.
You can submit your fiction and get paid a little too.
When someone who has read your book comes to visit your blog, that reader is looking for you, so you shouldn’t smother who you are or what you think about. Just curate your thoughts and target them. If you want to try to engage new readers with your blog, you have to keep in interesting for someone who reads the sort of things you write, but who doesn’t know you or have an interest in writing his or her own novel.
Readers and writers know all about characters – that they require fleshing out and development, names and backgrounds, personalities, strengths and weaknesses. Readers become attached to the ment...
Mike Lyons is the first to enter my Horror Flash Fiction Contest. Kudos to Mike! My first ever flash fiction contest is being judged by the wonderful Shannon Mayer.
Are your fictional characters falling flat? There might be some crucial elements you're missing...