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One Aspect of World Building

#SFWApro World building is a vitally important part of writing fantasy and science fiction when those novels or short stories are set in a world other than our own. It’s important when the story is set in our world, too, … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Those Crazy Ideas?

#SFWApro I suppose every writer at some point (or at many points) gets asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” And, of course, there are easy answers: newspaper and magazine articles, overheard bits of conversation, photos, events in your life … Continue reading

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Mistress of the Wind

#SFWApro My newest fantasy novel, Mistress of the Wind, is the true beginning of the Arucadi series, Arucadi being the name of the large continent-nation where the stories take place. My YA novels A School for Sorcery, A Perilous Power, … Continue reading

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Developing Minor Characters

This is a continuation of my previous blog describing the process by which I’m writing the novel currently in progress. I talked about stopping the actual writing to develop characters who are important but not principal characters. The principals I … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Series Just Happens

I’ve explained how a short story led me to writing a novel. Now I’m going to explain how writing that novel led to a series. When I finished writing A School for Sorcery, I was thinking about what I wanted … Continue reading

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