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Ink Link Roundup –book recommendations, anyone?

Ink Link Roundup –book recommendations, anyone?

We decided to focus on book lists to keep you entertained during this winter that doesn’t seem to want to end! Enjoy—spring has to be on its way. Here are 5 women writers you’ll want to add to your literature […]

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Layered Worlds; or, Things I Love About Worldbuilding

Layered Worlds; or, Things I Love About Worldbuilding

So for the last two weeks, I’ve immersed myself in the world of Kristen Britain’s Green Rider series. And it has once again reminded me of something I love in fantasy and scifi worlds: history. Layers. I discovered the Green […]

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Worldbuilding Resource

I tend to write stories that ease into the fantastical elements. Any urban or rural fantasy starts in the world as you and I know it – more or less – but that doesn’t lessen the need for worldbuilding. In those […]

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Teaching Dreams

Teaching Dreams

For years, I’ve harbored this dream of teaching writing. As a kid, I wanted to take creative writing classes, but the few available and accessible to me treated scifi/fantasy as a strange and alien creature. It was outside the instructor’s […]

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Research and Fantasy: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

Research and Fantasy: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

Last Saturday I met up with Kate and we talked about an anthology project we’re both working on. I also happened to finish an incredible historical fiction novel about the ancient poet Sappho that night. A passing comment from Kate […]

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The Rejuvenative Power of Writing Conferences

The Rejuvenative Power of Writing Conferences

It’s been a while since I’ve had the oomph (scientific term) and I have been dry on ideas for writing topics. Which is a topic in and of itself. This last week, I was in Portland, WA & Stevenson, WA […]

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