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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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How “Small Victories” Came to Be

How “Small Victories” Came to Be

On September 24, 2014 What Follows was published! Not only does the anthology contain a plethora of fantasy short stories, it offers pieces from Anxiety Ink’s own Kate Larking and M.J. King! It also has my fantasy debut “Small Victories” […]

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