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Do You Need to World Build

World building is the process of assembling a place for your fiction to happen. How much of it you need to do depends on what your plot requires. The world building needs of science fiction are different from those of

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Writing spaces

I know that I’ve talked about the places where we write, idealized versions perhaps, but the places where we write are important. My writing space is pretty much anywhere there is internet connection so I can access my files. I’ve

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NaNoWriMo is a marathon in the writing world. People wonder why we do it. We do it for a variety of reasons. The first time I did it, it was to see if I could. I found that I could

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A Few Thoughts on Philosophy and Aliens

Most science fiction writers have to create alien cultures from time to time. These aliens are usually humanoid in some way. They reflect the human race. They really shouldn’t. Alien races would have different life experiences that would influence their

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