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Jun'17

World Building 101

Especially for sci-fi and fantasy writers, creating a convincing world is key for immersing readers in your story. The world is the backdrop for your entire narrative, and a truly well-developed world will play a role in the characters’ journeys and drive the story’s conflict.

But world building can be intimidating for new writers. I have to create an entire universe? Yes, it’s a difficult task. But it’s also a lot of fun! You get to create something entirely unique, the perfect home for your characters. What would Harry Potter be without the wizarding world? Or Riddley Walker without the post-apocalyptic world? Let’s talk about how to get started and the most important aspects to consider during world building. ...

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05

Jan'16

How important are deadlines? Ask George R.R. Martin, author of the books behind HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’

If you are the type who likes to read the book before it becomes a motion picture, there is one famous author right now who just broke your cardinal rule: He won’t finish his new A Song of Ice and Fire book before Game of Thrones airs its next season—just as readers have long feared. (The Atlantic)

George R.R. Martin, author of the A Song of Fire and Ice series, which inspires the hit HBO TV show Game of Thrones, just announced the sixth installment in his fantasy series will not be finished before its on-air version plays on HBO.

This from Yahoo TV ...

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Sep'15

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Aug'15

20 questions and a selfie: A day in the life of Marie J.S. Phillips, author of animal tales

For this installment of “20 Questions and a Selfie,” we catch up with Marie J.S. Phillips, author of fantasy, science …

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14

May'15

20 questions and a selfie: A day in the life of fantasy writer and author by proxy Sahara Foley

For this installment of “20 Questions and a Selfie,” we catch up with fantasy writer and author by proxy Sahara …

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05

May'15

20 questions and a selfie: A day in the life of middle-grade and YA fantasy author Daniel Parsons

For this installment of “20 Questions and a Selfie,” we catch up with Daniel Parsons, middle-grade and young adult fantasy …

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