Struggling With Fantasy Names

Genres like Fantasy and Science Fiction are notorious for having unusual names. Character and place names help set the tone and the setting of a story. The Lord of the Rings would read a little differently if it told a tale about Bob and Rick rather than Frodo and Samwise. So we speculative fiction authors … Continue reading Struggling With Fantasy Names

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Brain to Books Cyber Convention – Introduction to Steampunk Panel

I had the great pleasure of participating in the Introduction to Steampunk Panel, part of the Brain to Books Cyber Convention last weekend. The discussion, led by Aurelia M. Casey, covered topics such as our favorite aspects of Steampunk and how to get people more familiar with the genre. Check out the video below to … Continue reading Brain to Books Cyber Convention – Introduction to Steampunk Panel

How to Connect with Other Writers/Readers

Writing and reading are often considered solitary endeavors, and sometimes they are necessarily so. However, sometimes it's fun and helpful to have a network of other writers and/or readers with whom you can share ideas, get inspiration, critique work, fangirl, etc. The most ideal situation is to have a network of local people with whom … Continue reading How to Connect with Other Writers/Readers