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Portals and Other Mysterious Escape Hatches

Posted by VampWereZombie at Aug 25, 2016 1:30 am in , ,

by Rebekah Ganiere Hi Everyone! Welcome to another of my posts on the FF&P blog.  I love this month’s theme. When I first thought about this theme I thought, Wow, those aren’t done much. But then I realized they have been done forever. Mostly because some of my most favorite classic stories have Portals and […]

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The Crucible of Creation by Jennifer Carole Lewis

Posted by Guest at Jul 22, 2016 8:27 pm in , , , ,

Building a custom world where gods and monsters roam can be both exhilarating and inspiring. It’s thrilling to let all the everyday rules fall to the wayside and entertain all kinds of possibilities. But playing God means paying attention to the details, lest they trip you up as an author and drive your readers to […]

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WORLD BUILDING THROUGH CHARACTERIZATION

Posted by Rebecca Zanetti at Oct 12, 2015 7:35 am in , , ,

by Rebecca Zanetti As authors, sometimes we’re so organized we miss the boat.  We might have our worlds all prepared, and all of our characters developed, but we forget that the world impacts the characters, and more importantly, the way the characters see the world around them reveals not only the world but more about […]

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Your Stories Need More Trees! by Shauna Roberts

Posted by Guest at Mar 23, 2015 12:40 am in , , , , ,

Can you tell an oak from a maple? Can you recognize the scent of cedar? Our great-grandparents would have answered “of course.” Today, though, many Americans are detached from the natural world; this alienation permeates some novels. This post focuses on the bond between humans and trees. I hope readers, when worldbuilding, will remember that […]

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Steam with an Attitude

Posted by Guest at Jul 28, 2014 1:12 am in , , ,

I heard the word steampunk whispered in the dark halls of the library once and raised an eyebrow.  I was clueless. What was a steampunk romance? I started poking around and found out it was steam with an attitude that even Queen Victoria couldn’t match.  A steampunk adventure is generally set in the early industrial period […]

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Are You A Worldbuilding Wizard or Wimp?

Posted by Guest at May 8, 2014 1:57 am in , , , , , ,

By Gemma Juliana Worldbuilding is a fascinating topic, and especially of interest to those who write in the fantasy, futuristic and paranormal genres. I did some research on building a world when I wrote a series set in a fictitious series of kingdoms, and thought I’d share some of what I learned with you here. […]

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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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Hung Up on the Small Stuff

Posted by Guest at Aug 12, 2013 7:00 am in , , , , ,

by  Monette Michaels   Have you ever started writing a book and then couldn’t move forward because you got stuck on details in your world?  This isn’t a sagging middles problem or hitting a wall issue since both of those tend to be something wrong with your plot. This is more of a world-building-creating-stasis type […]

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Hung Up on the Small Stuff

Posted by Guest at Aug 12, 2013 7:00 am in , , , , ,

by  Monette Michaels   Have you ever started writing a book and then couldn’t move forward because you got stuck on details in your world?  This isn’t a sagging middles problem or hitting a wall issue since both of those tend to be something wrong with your plot. This is more of a world-building-creating-stasis type […]

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Shocking your World to Life by JC Hay

Posted by Guest at Jul 29, 2013 10:00 am in , , , , , , , , ,

You’ve seen the arguments on-line, so I won’t bother going into the details. Certain entities have accused writers of science fiction romance (SFR) of being light on the science, to the point of leveling the term space opera (as though that were some kind of insult). Despite my pride at being lumped in alongside such […]

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