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2017 Goals Final Check In

2017 Goals Final Check In

I’m doing my final goal check in a bit early this year because I’m lacking in the ideas department. I’ve also hit the part of the holiday season where I’m ready to be done. I am ready to push into 2018, […]

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Ink Link Roundup -Black Witch and copyright

Ink Link Roundup -Black Witch and copyright

We have two excellent links to share this week! They couldn’t be more different. Melissa says, on the backlash and explosion that is the book Black Witch and an awesome take (by a white woman) on what support of diversity […]

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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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Writing and Reading, A Relationship

Writing and Reading, A Relationship

Since I haven’t been doing much lately aside from blogging in random intervals, pouring over course work, and squeezing in pathetic amounts of fiction words when I can, I don’t have a lot to talk about. So I’m going back […]

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Where Do Cultural Appropriation and Identity Politics Intersect?

Where Do Cultural Appropriation and Identity Politics Intersect?

Last weekend I was a good little student and started a report due for my current writing course. Step one involved finding a TED Talk to write about and coming up with our main idea. That was hard, because there […]

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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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