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The Courage to Do What’s Write – How Understanding Different Cultures Can Help your Writing

But what you can do is seek out people who are from a region or country and talk to them. Find out the little details. And double checking your research with more than one resource will help too. If you are making up a culture for sci/fi or fantasy, take the time to really invent the culture. Make the little details that will help your “alien culture” be more than just a bunch of cardboard cutouts.

The Courage to Do What’s Write – First Contact Day

But my question is, is the price to get there too high. According to the Star Trek time line in order for us to get to First Contact day we have to go through world war 3. According to Memory Alpha in 2053 (Only 40 years from now): World War III ends with a nuclear holocaust resulting in the deaths of some six hundred million Humans. Earth begins its long journey towards recovery.

Galley Table 88 – Why We Do What We Do

This week we take a look back and a look forward. As we talk about the past and the future of FlagShip and Flying Island Press.

Galley Table 78 – NaNoWriMo Story Workshop – Scott Roche

NaNoWriMo Story Workshop – Scott Roche This week we start a series of workshop episodes that will lead up to NaNaWriMo with hopes up building better stories before then even being. Galley Table 078 Audio direct Download This week we work with Sco…

Galley Table 71 – An Interview with Brandon Sanderson

An Interview with Brandon Sanderson Download the Audio Here Philip Carroll had the opportunity to Interview Author Brandon Sanderson while at Baycon this year. They talk about Brandon’s next few books, Writing, things that trip new authors up and how they might fix those things. How faith influences writing, and sometimes the other way around. […]

The Courage to do what’s Write – Sending a Story Out

I have said many times that one of my favorite things about this job is that I get to read some fantastic stories. Our slush pile at times has been bursting at the seams with with stories. Reading through them is really one of the great benefits of this job. Unfortunately, with the good comes […]

The Courage to Do What is Write – What Coffee has to do with it.

What Coffee has to do with it. By Jeff Hite I am a coffee drinker. While I don’t spend my time at Starbucks or any of the other coffee houses, I do enjoy a good cup of coffee. In fact, I have made it kind of a hobby of mine to figure out how to […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting – Best Seller

What Makes a Best Seller
Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll
I read a really good blog about what makes a “Best Seller”.
Rather than research and write my own, go read it. It’s really interesting.
Have fun.
http://allonbooks-thekingdomofallo…

Courage to do what’s Write – Taking the plunge

Taking the Plunge I have been writing a lot lately about how the characters of certain Sci/Fi captains shape the fiction they are they are in, and really all around us.  I will continue on that theme in the next few weeks but I want to take a short break from that and talk about […]

The courage to do what’s write – I am Captain Malcolm Reynolds – Big Damn Heroes

I am Captain Malcolm Reynolds By Jeffrey Hite In so many ways I am Captain Malcolm Reynolds.  Or at least I want to be, there is no way that I could every be that cool. This turned out to be a very hard essay to write.  Not because it is hard to find things to […]

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