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The Time Tribe Launches Today

NEW TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE GAME SERIES BLASTS ONTO WEB BROWSERS TODAY The Time Tribe is an Epic Journey Through Time and Space, For Kids and the Young At Heart Duxbury, MA — February 19, 2013 — Thundersnow Media Inc. announced that … Continue reading

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“The hunter braves drew nigh”

It’s really interesting to me to look at the creation and spread of myth and story. It’s pretty much my topic of choice. And the Huron Carol, an actual Canadian carol (and an old one, too) is an intriguing case … Continue reading

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Right and Wrongs of Worldbuilding

[Warning: This post is slightly more linguistically graphic than most of mine, as it is inspired by the mad ramblings of perpetually-NSFW-Emmy-nominated-hellsquirrel-breeder-and-penmonkey Chuck Wendig (go read his blog, I command thee).] Over at his blog, Chuck Wendig sounded off yesterday … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise: The Postcard Story

One of the classes I’m taking this fall is a fiction writing class with Steven Galloway. Normally these classes are workshops wherein the people in the class write things and then we read them and then we talk about them. … Continue reading

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The books that inspired us

I’m taking a course this year on writing for children, where we cover everything from picture books to young adult, and on the first day of class we discussed those books that inspired us or made an impression when we … Continue reading

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The return of the serialized novel

When Charles Dickens wrote many of his novels, they were written as serials — each week or month, a chapter of his novel would appear in a magazine, such that to read the whole thing, one would have to buy … Continue reading

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World Building Pt. 4 – Religion

At this point in the creation of your world, there’s a lot of different directions you can go. In fact, the whole project is a pretty open one — perhaps the map isn’t nearly as important for you as the … Continue reading

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World Building Pt. 3 – Inhabitants

You have a landscape — now, it’s time to populate it. Like a game of Sim City, you can only zone land for so long before you have to unpause and let people start inhabiting your creation. Likely, you’ve already … Continue reading

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25 Things About Me

Awhile ago, a trend went around Facebook wherein people would 25 things — any 25 things — about themselves. It was a pretty popular trend, and it ended up being really interesting in that it shed some light on a … Continue reading

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World Building

Easily one of my favourite parts about writing speculative fiction is world building. And I’m not talking about “setting,” though of course the two are connected. I’m talking about the development of the entire background reality that the story takes … Continue reading

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