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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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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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Dealing (Poorly) With the Current Societal Energy Drain

Dealing (Poorly) With the Current Societal Energy Drain

I have to admit something today: I am really struggling. I feel totally depleted of energy. I have no creative will. I’m sad and anxious. Why? The answers lie mostly outward from myself. I am sick over the current state […]

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Touchstones: Shifting Focus

Touchstones: Shifting Focus

My focus is gone. It fled sometime last week, so if you see it, please send it back! But thanks to certain touchstones, I’ve been able to get a lot done. The more tired or the more stressed I am, […]

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Writing to Theme

Writing to Theme

Sometimes, writing fantasy feels like writing without rules. No restrictions – anything is possible. I used to balk at the idea of writing to a theme someone else set; I wanted to write my story, after all. But I’ve found that […]

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Halloween: My Favorite Time of Year

Halloween: My Favorite Time of Year

So today: Halloween and quite possibly my favorite holiday. I love the decorations and costumes, and of course the candy. But I love more than just the peripherals; I love the creativity behind it all. Halloween is like the patron […]

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