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Romance Across the Metaverse: Writing Romance in Paranormal, Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops · Workshops-Upcoming

02/13/2018 – 03/11/2018 Romance Across the Metaverse: Writing Romance in Paranormal, Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror – Presenter: Rebekah R. Ganiere Love is Universal – Even for Monsters! Have you ever wanted to write in the Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror genre but you just aren’t sure how to meld romance and the other elements necessary to [Read more…]

The Mystery of the Flesh-Eating Blurb

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops · Workshops-Upcoming

02/05/2018 – 02/18/2018  The Mystery of the Flesh-Eating Blurb- Presenter: Sorchia DuBois   Authors are a hardy lot. We brave the perils of research and grammar. We laugh in the face of character development and plot twists. We scoff at revisions and critiques. We boldly bear the slings and arrows of the publishing biz without a [Read more…]

Bump in the Night: Writing the Paranormal Thriller

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Workshops · Workshops-Upcoming

01/15/2018 – 02/11/2018 Bump in the Night: Writing the Paranormal Thriller – Presenter: Jacqui Jacoby          They come in the night, the secrets and the sounds…they are the thing that goes Bump in the Night. Paranormal & Thriller author, Jacqui Jacoby offers insight on how not only to write for the genres, but how [Read more…]

How to Write Succinctly and Keep the Attention of your Reader

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 by   7 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

or, Beware the Info Dump, My Child By Elizabeth MS Flynn w/a Eilis Flynn Say you’re starting work on your latest story. You’ve just done a ton of research on it to get all the details right, down to the button detail of the outer ridge of your heroine’s boot, a distinctive triangular pattern as a post-modern [Read more…]

Getting Ideas to Build Your World by Karina Fabian

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 by   2 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Last month, I talked about  putting your STAMP ON your world. As a refresher, STAMP ON covers seven aspects to consider when worldbuilding: Social Technological Animal Kingdom Military Political Origin Story Natural Knowing what you need to consider is only half the work, maybe even less. How do you generate ideas, keep track of details, [Read more…]

Designing A Magic System for your Fantasy World by Janet Tait

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 by   7 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

From the magical vintners of Laurie Anne Gilman’s Vineart War series to the ring-based magic of Middle Earth, authors have designed many fascinating ways to cast a spell. Today I am going to talk about how to create your own take on magic for your fantasy world, one that works to both enhance your storytelling [Read more…]

Separating my Vampires From the Masses by Brooklyn Ann

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 by   4 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

With the popularity and variety of vampire stories out there, it was crucial for me to develop my own unique mythos to differentiate them from the rest. As I developed my vampires’ characters and world-building for my historical paranormal “Scandals With Bite” series and my Urban Fantasy “Brides of Prophecy” series, I focused on their [Read more…]

Pantser or Plotter … or Somewhere In Between?

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized · Workshops · Writing

  I’m often asked whether I’m a pantser or a plotter when it comes to writing.  I’m neither … and both.   When I began my writing career, I tried to be a plotter.  I’d start my novels with pages and pages of beautifully outlined plot points and scenes. But once I got past the first [Read more…]

You Know It When You Read It 

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 by   19 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

Hi, everyone—thank you for having me here! So I’ve noticed a difference in how some Urban Fantasies are being marketed. Have you ever seen a book spine that identifies a story as Urban Fantasy Romance? Even though I’ve read more than a few UFRomances, I’m still hard pressed to identify what sets them apart from a [Read more…]