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Trapped! With Your Characters

–Sondi Warner, Writer/Blogger for Wrought Iron Reads

Particularly in genre fiction, building complex characters can be complicated because of the formulaic nature of the writing. We might be tempted to plug in the typical caricatures—the luckless heroine, the tortured hero. 2,095 more words


The Hugos Matter, Whether That's Convenient to You or Not

Right now, there’s a not altogether unprecedented trend toward what I’m going to call concentrated apathy when it comes to pop cultural criticism. When it comes to anything that’s not an opera, a Murakami novel, or Hamilton, we’re only supposed to care so much. 1,124 more words

Media Criticism

Stephen King Q&A: UMass Lowell 2012

Stephen King is, of course, an absolute legend and a colossal influence on any genre writer/fan my age (I was born in the mid 70’s!). Any time he offers up any insights into his “craft” and about writing/literature in general it’s always worth listening to. 117 more words

Author Interviews

How RP has Impacted My Writing

Hey all! I’m trying my hardest to keep my content rolling over here. My focus is still sucking pretty hard, but I’m doing better in terms of mood and anxiety, so that’s a big improvement. 718 more words


When Being an Artist doesn't Pay

When it comes to technology, I am a bit behind. No, I’m not living in the Stone Age, but when it comes to e-books, I’m lost in the sauce. 346 more words


Losing My Genre

When I first began this writing journey back in 2013 while writing for Fan Fiction, I thought I after year that I had my genre down to a science. 541 more words


The Readers Behind a Bestseller

Why do readers make bestselling authors out of poor writers? To expand on my post last week about proofreading a bestselling author, I’m going to look at what readers have to say about this popular author and some of their recent books. 779 more words

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