Tag Archives: science fiction

NaNo 2018–Day 1–10,224 words

This year I am working an idea I developed in 2007, a science-fiction mystery. My wordiest day record was from National Novel Writing Month 2014, at 10,192 words. And that was a goal I wanted to break this year. I did not expect to reach this goal on day 1. Writing 10,224 words, I discovered …

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How to build a fictional world

There are different ways to approach world building for fantasy and science fiction, like Patricia C. Wrede’s list of questions, but here is a short video with questions to get you started.

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Prompt–Sunday, February 12

I finished reading “Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence” by Nick Bantock. It is a novel in letters. One of the lines that caught my attention was in one of Griffin’s letter: “Art for art’s sake is best quarantined here in the old world. I crave an art that passionately transcends the mundane instead of being a …

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