QUERIES: An agent's suggestion on what not to include.
CHARACTERS: Why the hero shouldn't need a hero.
BUSINESS OF WRITING: Incorporating yourself as a business.
WORLDBUILDING: Stephen Hawkings says time travel IS possible.
CRAFT: When the plot goes astray.
WORLDBUILDING: Creating your own alien/fantasy language.
WORLDBUILDING: More on creating your own language.
WORLDBUILDING: For those who don't want to spend the rest of their life creating a language, I suggest my blog article on how to get around not having a language.
PROMOTION: Building traffic on your blog.
CRAFT: Switching between viewpoint characters to up the suspense.
CRITIQUE GROUPS: Rules for success.
CHARACTERS: The price your main character must pay for success.
PUBLISHER WARNING: RWA has banned Dorchester from RWA Nationals for nonpayment of advances and royalties.
SETTING DESCRIPTIONS: They aren't just for the beginning of the novel.
CHARACTERS: The moment of change in both the book and the query.
BUSINESS OF WRITING: Getting the most out of a writers' conference.
CRAFT: The basics of story structure.
CRAFT: The importance of self-editing.
CRAFT: The danger of the infodump.
RESOURCES/WORLDBUILDING: Links to astronomy resources.
STEAMPUNK RESOURCE: The history of the airship.
Magic, Monsters and Amour: Creating a Believable Paranormal, Fantasy, or SF World. October 4-31, 2010 at SavvyAuthors.com October 4-31, 2010 at SavvyAuthors.com
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