In science fiction and fantasy writing, the setting plays just as important a role as the characters.
Story Prompt: An alien species comes to Earth, and, due to a clerical error, their ambassador shows up on the doorstep of a low-level government employee, who welcomes them in for snacks.
Don’t be limited by the familiar when it comes to creating the worlds in your writing.
One of the easiest ways to write a boring story is to ignore the why.
Story Prompt: A recipe goes very wrong.
Creating great characters is the number one thing you can do when you’re trying to tell a compelling story
Story Prompt: Crashed ship on an inhospitable planet. Life-support is failing.
When it comes to setting the scene, sometimes less is more, and sometimes more is more.
Some days I have to actively force myself to stop typing and get up to take a break. But that doesn’t happen every day.
As a work from home, freelance professional, I was in a well qualified to position to adjust to the need to isolate and remain socially distant.
From a collection of color coded notecards to the latest in online-based, team-centric software, there are so many great options available to today’s writer.
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