Aug
19
2014
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Fandemonium 2014

Written by Johnny Worthen

A report from Idaho's awesome Fandemonium convention.

Jul
31
2014
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Summer Reading 2014

Written by Johnny Worthen

As part of #SummerReading2014 and a super ELEANOR promotion, I muse about why I loved reading in summertime when I was growing up.

Jul
31
2014
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Favorite Short Fiction Markets

Written by Adam Gaylord

There are so many markets for short fict, some of which are great to deal with, some less so. Here are my favorites.

Jul
21
2014
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Dialogue - Keeping it Fresh

Written by Jo Michaels

Discussing the different ways to write dialogue so you don't bore your reader or cause read-rash.

Jul
17
2014
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FantasyCon: 10 Awesome Things in Pictures

Written by Johnny Worthen

2014 saw the first installment of FantasyCon a geek convention with a different vibe.

Jul
17
2014
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Accept Your Story's Place

Written by Adam Gaylord

Finding your story a home and being OK with wherever it lands.

Jul
10
2014
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Advice for writing a book set in New York City

Written by Carrie-Anne

Some advice for using the popular New York City setting, either historical or contemporary.

Jul
1
2014
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Letting go of ELEANOR

Written by Johnny Worthen

A moment of reflection before the release of ELEANOR THE UNSEEN.

Jun
24
2014
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Angela Hartley & Metal Folks

Written by Johnny Worthen

Debut urban fantasy author ANGELA HARTLEY drops by the Blog Mansion looking for metal people and leaves with a rare happy ending.

Jun
17
2014
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Make your characters anti-ciphers!

Written by Carrie-Anne

It's so important to have a wide variety of characters, not only write about people exactly like you, or base every character on yourself.

Jun
16
2014
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Designing your own cover (if you must)

Written by Carrie-Anne

Some advice for artists who want to design their own book covers. Don't try this if you have little or no art experience or talent!

Jun
16
2014
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Dan Levinson gets a taste of Armageddon

Written by Johnny Worthen

Science Fiction author Dan Levinson drops by The Blog Mansion during an attack from the Blog Bungalow. Will diplomacy work?