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Stars in Your Pocket: Astronomical Geekery for SFR writers

Posted by Guest at Mar 9, 2015 2:41 am in , , , , , , ,

By Christie Meierz If you’re writing a romance set long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away, you don’t need to know the names and locations of our local stars. You can make up your own stellar neighborhood, within certain constraints. Set your story in nearby space, however, and the route you take in […]

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The Final Frontier

Posted by Guest at May 12, 2014 1:17 am in , , , , , ,

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and gotten lost in the magnitude of it all? Stared at the stars and pondered the planets that revolve around them? Wondered if there are intelligent beings living on those planets?  And if there are intelligent life forms, what are their struggles and their victories?  I hope […]

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The Path to Time Travel – How Much Info Does it Take?

Posted by Guest at Jan 27, 2014 1:50 am in , , ,

World-building is my favorite part of writing, especially in the science fiction and fantasy genre. I personally find it exciting to be able to take the reins of a story and decide how things can or cannot happen. “You can do whatever you want,” a friend once told me when trying to explain the concept […]

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Horse Opera to Space Opera–Seriously?

Posted by Cathryn Cade at Jan 13, 2014 1:05 am in , , ,

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you are a fantasy, futuristic or paranormal romance fan and writer. Well, so am I! But I sure didn’t start out that way. I grew up in Montana, in a ranching family that included great-grandparents who helped settle the west. One of them even lived with Sitting Bull’s […]

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Futuristic Vehicles by Diane Burton

Posted by Guest at Dec 19, 2013 8:30 am in , , , , ,

When I grew up in the Detroit-area, every adult I knew worked in the auto industry. They either made cars or made the parts for the cars. Maybe that’s why Detroiters love their cars. I sure do. I love the sleekness of the Corvette, but practicality (and budget) dictates a Chevy. So when I began […]

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Sci Fi Romance, Write Now! by Cathryn Cade

Posted by Guest at Dec 12, 2013 8:30 am in , , , , , , ,

The market for sci fi romance is wide open, and here’s why you should join me in writing it. Let me just start out by saying that I don’t think of myself as a sci fi fan. I was force-fed Heinlein and Bradbury in high school and while they are truly outstanding writers, I was […]

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Conquering Fight Scenes (Part 2) by K.M. Fawcett

Posted by Guest at Jul 8, 2013 9:00 am in , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This is a continuation from June 20th’s blog post on Conquering Fight Scenes (Part 1) in which we discussed pacing, action-reaction, clarity/word choice, emotion, dialog, and the climatic battle. The following are more points to keep in mind when creating your fight scenes. Characterization: How a character reacts to a confrontation depends on who he or […]

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