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.
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…
If you have been paying attention lately, I have been raising a rather large stink about submission guidelines. You are probably pretty tired of hearing it, but let me give a couple of reasons to keep reading anyway. Professional - As you are get…
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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 Dice are going to Kill us Download The Audio Here This episode we talk about RPG gaming, and how we, as authors, can get better at building characters and worlds by gaming. We also talk a little bit about Balticon for those of us who are going. And ask always things get a little […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
After the NaNo by Jeff Hite So you finished your nano novel, or maybe not. In the four years that I have participated in NaNoWriMo I have only made It to 500000 words one time, so don’t feel bad if you didn’t. But despite not winning NaNoWriMo, I don’t count any of them as a […]