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The Writer's Bag of Tricks

Speculative Fiction

Speculative Fiction is a marketing category that includes the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternative history, dystopian, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, and superhero fiction. Speculative fiction asks… 347 more words

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How to Avoid the Mirror in Character Descriptions

We’ve all written this type of character description: the character walks past a mirror, stops, and examines the face and person it reveals. It’s a simple strategy that allows the story to tell the reader, “Here is what this person looks like.” The problem is that it’s overused. 1,250 more words

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Welcome to My Day Off... With Fiction

I don’t know about you but (for fairly uncomplicated reasons involving a working weekend) I’m taking at least part of today off. I plan to read. 37 more words


Wind Chill Sale

Wind Chill is on sale for 99 cents today. Go check it out while it’s cheap if you haven’t done so already!


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Guest Post: Kiwi In US Writing Market by Judy L Mohr

New Zealand… Aotearoa, as the native Maori call it — the land of the long white cloud. It’s a country filled with majestic beauty: a mountain range that spans the length of half the country; volcanic lakes and desert terrain; beaches within a few short minutes drive of any major metropolis; secluded forest bush that takes you back in time; and farmland everywhere you turn. 733 more words

Creative Work: 'Under the Midnight Sun' by Christian Fennell

This week we have a short story by Christian Fennell, “Under the Midnight Sun.” Its strength stems from its ambiguity and its ability to raise questions while painting a strange, evocative picture of a barren land disrupted by this unspecified man. 2,149 more words


The Writer's Bag of Tricks

When is it YA?

I was scrolling through a Twitter pitch fest a while back where I favorited pitches I liked. If I favorited the tweeted pitches, then the authors knew to send me their pages. 688 more words

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