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Archive for Tag: sci-fi romance

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…]

Stars in Your Pocket: Astronomical Geekery for SFR writers

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 by   11 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized · Writing

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 [Read more…]

The Final Frontier

Posted on May 12, 2014 by   No Comments Yet | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized · Writing

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 [Read more…]

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

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 by   14 Comments | Posted in Blog · Books · Uncategorized

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 [Read more…]

Horse Opera to Space Opera–Seriously?

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 by   5 Comments | Posted in Blog · Books · Uncategorized

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 [Read more…]

Futuristic Vehicles by Diane Burton

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 by   8 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

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 [Read more…]

Sci Fi Romance, Write Now! by Cathryn Cade

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 by   8 Comments | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

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 [Read more…]

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

Posted on Jul 8, 2013 by   1 Comment | Posted in Blog · Uncategorized

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 [Read more…]