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  • Crafting a Magic System
    If you ask a thousand fantasy authors what makes a good magic system, you’ll get a thousand different answers. I am not going to give you answer one thousand and …
  • Genres for the Independent Author
    Genres are a fascinating part of the writing profession. They mean nothing and everything; they are both limiting and freeing; they are arbiters and arbitrary in near equal measures. I …
  • Writing Action
    I am going to get right to the point and tell you the secret of writing action scenes: It’s not about the action. Like everything else in writing, it’s about …
  • Genre Guides
    We began work on the Genre Guides a few weeks ago. It’s tough work because these things are HUGE. But it’s rewarding work, too. Codifying information in a way that …
  • Speculative Fiction — The Big “If” Umbrella
    More and more, books and publications that were once exclusively science fiction or fantasy or horror are calling themselves “speculative fiction.” But what is speculative fiction and why does it …
  • 20BooksVegas 2022
    I had to take a break from working on the site to finish up my book due on Dec. 31. But I’m back now, in Vegas for the 20BooksVegas conference. …