Monthly Archives: April 2013

TOOLS OF THE TRADE: TRAVELLER5

Some time ago, I recommended the long out of print MegaTraveller role-playing game supplement World Builder’s Handbook as a helpful tool for creating believable planets and star systems. Since then, I have begun work on a new series of tie-in … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU NEED AND WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE

One of the first things we talk about in my Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction classes are two short lists: What You Need and What You Should Have These lists are meant for students who show up to a classroom … Continue reading

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MY BICENTENNIAL (AFTER A FASHION)

For all you wordsmiths out there, I know that “bicentennial” means “200th year,” but I’m going to use that word, however incorrectly, to point out that this is my 200th post here at Fantasy Author’s Handbook. As I did with … Continue reading

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THINGS ARE GOING TO START HAPPENING TO ME NOW

Or are they? Okay, I’ll back up a little. For the past couple years I’ve been reading a lot of advice for indie/self-published authors on the subject of marketing, and giving my fair share, too. Though it’s never been easier … Continue reading

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MANUSCRIPT FORMAT

As I get ready for the start of a new term of my continuing education class Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, and having just participated in a Writer’s Digest University Boot Camp and seminars at Emerald City Comicon here in … Continue reading

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