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Worldbuilding as a Banquet with Fran Wilde

Like a meal, a banquet is a collection of layers. And while these layers do include the meal itself, a banquet is also a rich, deep-dive into the politics of proximity, excess, calamity, and power. (For those who want to … Continue reading

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Fantastic Worldbuilding with Fran Wilde

Learn how to build worlds that bedazzle and entertain — but that are still logically consistent and believable. How do you create atmosphere — both literal and figurative — as well as the details that make your world a fantastic … Continue reading

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Journaling for Creativity with Fran Wilde

Where do you keep and grow your ideas? How do you keep them coming while not getting overwhelmed by the mass of them? What do you do with the ones that come around only when you’re working on something else? … Continue reading

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Return to Journaling for Creativity with Fran Wilde

Journalers Assemble! All alumni of the journaling for creativity workshop are invited back to this special class on taking the next steps with your journaling practice and discovering something new in your past pages to inspire you! We’ll also talk … Continue reading

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Journaling for Creativity During Tough Times with Fran Wilde

Join Fran Wilde for an online course on how to use journaling to mange your creative work, focusing on how to leverage these techniques particularly in difficult times. Limited enrollment (15); scholarships available. See class details here for more information and to … Continue reading

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Fantastic Worldbuilding with Fran Wilde

Learn how to build worlds that bedazzle and entertain — but that are still logically consistent and believable. How do you create atmosphere — both literal and figurative — as well as the details that make your world a fantastic … Continue reading

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Journaling for Creativity with Fran Wilde

Where do you keep and grow your ideas? How do you keep them coming while not getting overwhelmed by the mass of them? What do you do with the ones that come around only when you’re working on something else? … Continue reading

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Journaling for Creativity with Fran Wilde

Where do you keep and grow your ideas? How do you keep them coming while not getting overwhelmed by the mass of them? What do you do with the ones that come around only when you’re working on something else? … Continue reading

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Cussin’ in Secondary Worlds with Fran Wilde

Cursewords, expletives, and more – those things your characters say when nothing else will do – tells you more about the world (including issues of class, cultural taboos, and more) than you might imagine. How cussing and worldbuilding interrelate. AKA … Continue reading

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What I Wrote in 2016 and The List of Award Eligibility Posts I’ve Found

Oh, it’s that time! The season of looking back at the year and seeing what you did or didn’t get done. And the season for starting to nominate for awards. I’ve been reading and recommending for a while now, but it’s always fun to read all the wrap-up posts and find anything that I missed. I do have a monster post full of some of this year’s reading, but I’m still working on that. (When I have it, there will be a link here.)

Writers wondering whether or not they should put up an awards eligibility post, the answer is yes, yes you should. Do us all the favor of collecting your stuff and making it easy to find. If you’ve got a lot, point out some favorites.
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