Tag Archive | answers

Lessons from the Aether: Babylon 5


Tweet of the Day:  All Alone in the Night: When Babylon 5 Invented 21st Century Fandom ——– Ah, Babylon 5, the quintessential sci-fi series of the 90s.  There are a lot of reasons for it, some which can be seen if you follow the link above. But this is about applying lessons to writing and […]

Three Questions


Tweet of the Day: Character Trait Entry: Modesty ——– The very act of reading involves, at some basic level, analysis of what is being read. And with that analysis comes a series of questions which can help/hinder the narrative. They come in three broad varieties: Questions that must be answered. Questions that may be answered […]

Voting Away Your Rights


Tweet of the Day: Fire & Ice: The August 2012 Blog Chain ——– This will be a short but politically motivated post. Why do people vote their rights away? What compels people to give away their protections against abuse from the State? Why is it that those that claim to be for freedom the loudest […]

Space for Rent: But You’re Not….


Tweet of the Day: I am a woman who games, not a “gamer” girl” ——– I’m not gay. I’m not a woman. I’m not Africa-American. And so on and so forth. So why have I used this space to discuss issues relating to groups I am no part of? It boils down to rights: mine, […]

Sunday Award Show


Tweet of the Day: Aesir Lega (XI) ——– Seems I picked up a couple of awards. Interesting. Well then lets open the fist envelope, shall we? The Versatile Blogger Award comes from the lovely Diane Carlisle. Nice! Oh and it comes with some instructions….eye of newt…first drop of blood from a vi…wait that can’t be […]

Weekend Roundup: March 4-10 + Tagged!


Tweet of the Day: Tagged! ——- The week that Mass Effect 3 hit the shelves and scrambled my mind, for a lack of a better term. I won’t say more until others have played the game but it left me…I don’t know.  Anyway, I did get some writing done, although I skipped Thursday for some […]

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 […]

Urban Fantasy: What is Urban Fantasy?


Tweet of the Day: The Protagonist: Using Character Clusters ——– I felt like cheating today. This is a re-post from another of my blogs. I didn’t feel like writing about Hunters so instead I regurgitated this post. Still relevant, still Urban Fantasy and (hopefully) still helpful. ——– Urban fantasy (I prefer the term contemporary fantasy) […]

TV Tropes Day: The Shocking Swerve


Tweet of the Day- Pen and Paper: Better than All Things Digital —– “Think of it this way: if Russo was managing the local Pizza Hut, you’d order a pizza and they’d deliver a newspaper. Sure, it was a surprise, but it didn’t make much sense, nor did you want to order from them again. […]

My 30 Days of Writing-Day 24: Death in the pages


Pic, funny, filler, carry on…. 23. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? Of course, what a silly question. Next…. What’s the most interesting way you’ve killed someone? Oh no, dammit, not again! Why, oh why, do you insist that I spoil myself. I can’t tell you that! […]