Monthly Archives: August 2011

All a Fantasy Writer Needs

I had the great good fortune to be at the World Science Fiction Convention (commonly known as Worldcon) this past weekend in Reno (hence the dubbing “Renovation”).  Made some comments on my twitter stream with the official hashtag #renosf  I … Continue reading

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Interviewing Author (Princess) Alethea Kontis about the Writing Process

  1.  What was the inception of the project you’re most excited about?  What were your first steps in building that idea into a viable story? Two questions = two answers: What project am I the most excited about? All … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Screw up a Magical System

1.  Watch while I pull this rabbit out of my hat! Hey, my hero’s in a tough spot, I’ll think of a new spell for him to use!  Every time! 2.  Spell, what spell? . . .because I need him … Continue reading

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Author Alma Alexander on Spanish Gardens, risks and choices

  1.  What was the inception your most recent project?  What were your first steps in building that idea into a viable story? The place where “Midnight at Spanish Gardens” is set, the cafe called Spanish Gardens, is real. WAS real, rather; … Continue reading

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