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4 Speculative Fiction Writing Contests

Entering writing competitions is a good way to motivate a writer to finish and polish projects, as well as to build up the courage necessary to keep hitting the “Send” button. Contests can also be a way to judge a writer’s progress. But

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Anatomy of a Monster

Here’s a spreadsheet with points to consider when creating a monster character. Do you have suggestions for changes? If you let me know, I’ll update the spreadsheet and keep it on my resources page.

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Confusion vs Curiosity in Fiction

I recently sat in on a talk by New Mexico author RJ Mirabal in which he shared some of the lessons he learned on the road to publication. He made the point that an author must write in a way

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Call for Submissions: Speculative Fiction

For you speculative fiction writers, here are a few online magazines accepting short story submissions of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror. LIGHTSPEED, a Hugo-nominated digital science fiction and fantasy magazine, has put out a call to women writers of science fiction

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