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Sci-Fi and Fantasy With a Paranormal Edge

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Nature and its bounty of story fodder…

I went camping with my family recently and decided to take a solitary walk to work out some thoughts that were knocking around in my head. Not story ideas—I have those in spades—but life stuff. Things that can only be clarified by an early morning commune with nature. For the previous two days the wind […]

Writing What I Know: Guest Post by Leslee Hare

Writing what I know. That tired writer’s adage has taken on fresh meaning for me over the past couple months. I’ve been working on a memoir for a few years, and last fall I published two children’s books. These contain things I “know”, for sure. But lately, my imagination and fingers itch to try something […]

Using Science Fiction Conventions to Inspire Ideas

By Leslie C. Halpern As if attending a Star Wars Celebration, Worldcon, Dragoncon, Necronomicon, Comic-Con, MegaCon, or other similar event weren’t inspiring enough, these conventions can inspire out-of-this-world ideas for your writing. The trick is combining your powers of observation with your powers of imagination.   It’s taking a step back and becoming an observer […]

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