Tag Archives: R.A. Salvatore

WORLDBUILDING SESSION FOUR: GEOGRAPHY

This week, how about a preview of the revised fourth session of my online course Worldbuilding in Fantasy and Science Fiction Writing, which starts up again day after tomorrow…   I might go so far as to say that fantasy … Continue reading

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A LITTLE ABOUT ENDINGS

I’ve written about starting a novel or short story, and what you might need to know or do to get started writing or what elements readers will respond to in the first sentence, paragraph, or page, but I’ve written very … Continue reading

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ONCE MORE WITH FEELING: A STAND-ALONE WITH SERIES POTENTIAL

For a long time now I’ve been telling anyone who will listen that every query letter you send out should have the title of the book you’re trying to sell plus these six words emblazoned across it:   . . . is a … Continue reading

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HOW LONG SHOULD YOUR FANTASY NOVEL BE?

Last weekend at a seminar at Emerald City Comic Con I was asked again about length, with the assumption that fantasy novels should be, or are expected to be, or somehow sell better if they are 200,000 words long or … Continue reading

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PACING AN ACTION SCENE

Sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to find an example of the work of an undisputed master of that particular skill, break it down to its components parts, and examine each element. Want to know … Continue reading

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CATCHING UP WITH PHIL (AGAIN)

It’s late already for our regular Tuesday get-together, and all sorts of ideas for posts have been stacking up, but it’s been a while since I’ve done a sort of round-up of all the things that are going on with … Continue reading

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NO MORE SUMMER, PLEASE

Another summer is rapidly coming to a close. This was a hot and dry one up here in the arid wastelands of the once verdant Pacific Northwest. It’s hard not to look at this summer as a sign of impending … Continue reading

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