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It’s Not About You

April 23, 2013
It’s Not About You

Being someone who’s constantly looking at the dark cloud that happens to be near every silver lining, I’m constantly down on myself. I think it’s one of the reasons that I’m having so much trouble getting my own fiction written, why I feel stymied and stumped with other creative projects, why things generally seem more than a …Read the Rest

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 Gamification of Writing

According to Wikipedia, “gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context in order to engage users and solve problems”. It’s a term I’ve in a lot of my feeds over the last couple of years, but it wasn’t until the last few months that I began to realize how …Read the Rest

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.

Courage to Do What’s Write – Getting Back To Writing After A Tragedy

Updated – Go TO OUR Discussion Group On G+ To Leave a Comment. I want to start this by saying: I have no answers. I have no solutions. I have nothing. I won’t pretend to know anything. What I do have is an experience and a need to get back …

Galley Table 85 – Collaboration by any other name would smell as sweet

Play Galley Table 85 This week the crew talked collaboration projects. We discovered that though younger than the rest of us Laura was the first to collaborate, on her story Prisoners of the Alliance. Our Special Guest Michell Plested talks about his e…

Galley Table 82 – There be Dragons Here

This week we work with Jeff Hite’s entry for NaNoWRiMo this year. He is planning to write a story for his kids about their adventures in a world with dastardly dukes, dangerous dragons and the power of being a family.

Galley Table 79 – NaNo Story Workshop – Laura Nicole

NaNoWriMo Story Workshop – Laura Nicole 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. This week we walk all over Zach a lot because his audio was not …

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…

Making a big Stink about Submission Guidelines

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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