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It’s Ok To Not Always Be Writing

It’s Ok To Not Always Be Writing

Today’s guest post is from my long-time writer-friend Kathleen Kayembe. She writes fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction of all flavors. Her writing, her stories, have the ability to leave me breathless. She has some words of wisdom that I hope […]

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Diversity Is More Than A Checklist

Diversity Is More Than A Checklist

“Diversity” is one of those leading terms in the writing world right now. Issues related to the call for diversity are complex and many-layered and come into play on every level of the publishing industry. Today, I’m only focusing on […]

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When Productivity Becomes a Toxic Push

When Productivity Becomes a Toxic Push

You try to make the most of every spare minute – make it the most productive. But sometimes the greatest boost to productivity you can give is just to do nothing productive at all. Seriously. The ability to be productive […]

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Details: The Power to Make or Break Worlds

Details: The Power to Make or Break Worlds

I’m feeling a need to expand on last week’s post about worldbuilding. Specifically, I mentioned how my worldbuilding lies in details. But details have a double edge. On one hand, they make the world real, visceral, believable. On the other […]

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Just What Is Worldbuilding?

Just What Is Worldbuilding?

When I hear “worldbuilding,” my first, immediate thought is of encyclopedia-length tomes of information. Close behind that, I think of the complexities of fantastical worlds. But your world doesn’t require fantastical complexities . It doesn’t require Tolkien-length treatises. Unless it […]

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Twitter Wisdom, Well Timed and Much Needed

Twitter Wisdom, Well Timed and Much Needed

I’ve had downtime in the last week, and with downtime comes Twitter scrolling. Lots of Twitter scrolling. And in the writing world, some great wisdom keeps popping up. Wisdom #1: The myth that you have to write every day in […]

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