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Author Interview: Kerry Nietz

Former software engineer Kerry Nietz is an award-winning science fiction author of novels and short stories. He is best known for his Peril in Plain Space series (Amish Vampires in Space and Amish Zombies from Space) and his DarkTrench universe with

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The Only Writing Advice That Matters

The only piece of writing advice that really matters is to keep going. Getting caught up in the idea that every book you write has to be published is the surest way to make sure you don’t keep going. ~

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3 Fiction Writing Terms: Clichés, Point of View, Suspension of Disbelief

I start every post in this series by pointing out my early lack of knowledge of creative writing terms. As a wise writing sage once said, “Knowing is one thing, doing is another.” Or maybe that was Yoda… Study and

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Author Interview: J.S. Morin

J.S. Morin, former engineer turned full-time science fiction/fantasy author, claims the title of “a creator of worlds and a destroyer of words.” He has loved exploring speculative fiction since childhood and now hopes his own stories will help influence a new

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Freedom to Create

When there is no freedom, there is no creativity. ~ Soud Qbeilat

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Author Interview: Janice Hardy

As a blogger, a speaker, and an author of fiction and nonfiction, Janice Hardy is one of the busiest writing professionals in the industry. Her how-to Foundation of Fiction series focuses on novel writing with Plotting Your Novel: Ideas and

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New Mexico’s Connection to Science Fact and Fiction

Here’s an update to one of my more popular posts from several years ago. Depending on where you’re from, you might not know New Mexico is the birthplace of Demi Moore, Smokey Bear, and the first atomic bomb. It is also

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Trap Your Writing Muse

The act of writing, of telling the tale, is also the act of laying traps. And it is in these traps that we capture our muses. In other words, we capture them, they don’t capture us. ~ Chuck Wendig

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2018 Wednesday on the Web #2

I continue my hopeless obsession with filling a bottomless bag of online treasure. Here I’ve rediscovered the best of these articles/tidbits and share them in this second of my fifth-Wednesday posts for 2018. ■ For Writers Best-Sellers Initially Rejected “What [successful

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Looking at Creativity the Write Way

I recently had a conversation with a friend who was upset by the snobbery she read about between creatives, specifically literary writers versus romance writers. (If it comes to fisticuffs, I’ll put my money on romance writers any day.) Setting

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All who wander are not lost.~ JRR Tolkien

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