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Weekend Roundup: April 24-30


Tweet of the Day: How To Become a More Self-Disciplined Writer ——- So what happened this week? Let’s take a look: Sun- Plagiarism is not a good thing, ummkay! Mon- A bit of real world politics. Are your heroes Freedom Fighters or Terrorist? And can you tell the difference? Tue- The City as an Urban […]

Short Story Friday: The Gate p.11- Tempest in a Teacup


Tweet of the Day: The “Villain Spectrum”: Creating a Layered Antagonist ——- P.1 – P.2 -P.3 – P.4 – P.5 –P.6a – P.6b –Ā  P.7 – P.8 – P.9 –P.10 –P.12a –P.12b – Aftermath ——- –Data Port Access Open– -Updating Data on Malone, J. Detective, Chicago Police Department, Arcology Precinct- #&$^#!#—+#!#$#$!!-Data Corruption- -Reconstructing Data 33% […]

Wizard’s World War: Dispatch 5-Pressure


Tweet of the Day: Use a Question to Create an Unforgettable Opening Chapter ——– Apologies for the lateness of the post. No post on Thursday, but I will update The Gate early on Friday so you don’t mix your fix! šŸ˜€ ——– Intro – Dispatches – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 6 […]

Urban Fantasy: The City


Tweet of the Day: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World- Part 3 ——- The City. It the Urban in Urban Fantasy,even though not all UF has to happen in a city, more likely than not the City is still there. The City might be of the authors creation or one ripped from real life. But […]

TV Tropes Monday: Your Terrorist Are Our Freedom Fighters


  Tweet of the Day: Nebula Nominated Novellas ——- Everybody loves the underdog. No better antagonist to test your heroic MC than an evil government that oppresses the masses and has overwhelming sources at its disposal. But war is a dirty business with all the collateral damage, fight for survival and trust issues. And then […]

Sunday Tweets: Pants of Fire


Tweet of the Day: Pants on Fire ——- This Sunday tweet is brought to you by the letter P for Plagiarism. plaĀ·giaĀ·rism [pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-] Show IPA ā€“noun 1. the unauthorized use or close imitation of theĀ language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work. 2. something used and […]

Weekend Roundup: April 17-23 Plus Another Writer’s Challenge


Tweet of the Day: Telling Your Characters Apart ——– This has been an interesting week in this here blog. Battles fought, stories told, challenges met: Sun- We opened the week with a Sunday Tweet about Sci-Fi as a genre and why it remains the “big tent” of modern literature. Mon- Hatedom, brought to you by […]