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Guest Post from Everett Maroon: Becoming a Writer

Everyone always wants to know the writer’s writing origins, when for many of us we can’t recall the first time we scratched out a story. Was it a moment of inspiration, they want to know, a story we’d run across … Continue reading

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Guest Post from J.T. Gill: Cultivating Imagination – 4 Reasons Why Fantasy Makes You Smarter

Reading makes you smarter. Let’s go ahead and assert that as fact. Research actually indicates that there is a direct correlation between reading and intelligence. For that reason alone, you should be reading fantasy. Beyond that however, what’s so special … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Mercedes M. Yardley: Find Your Literary Voice

I grew up in a time where we were taught to conform. If you want to write like the Greats, then study the Greats. Creative Writing professors often told us to choose a writer we admired and then write a … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Jamie Mason: ZOMBIEDÄMMERUNG – Twilight of the Walkers

Is Canada’s fascination with zombies the death knell of undead chic? Good day, eh? And greetings from the Great White North. It’s great to be here on Cat Rambo’s blog to extoll the virtues of our great Canadian literary culture. … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Pete Sutton: On Crowdfunding North by Southwest

In 2014 The North Bristol Writers created an anthology and successfully funded it via Fundsurfer. The book is now available to buy in eBook and paperback from Tangent Books & Amazon worldwide. North by Southwest is an anthology by ten … Continue reading

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Guest Post from John Johnston III: Fictional Characters

It’s an aphorism that great fiction requires a great plot, but it also requires great characters. But what are great characters, and how do you create them? To begin with, great characters must seem real: not superheroes, not perfect, not … Continue reading

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Last Week, This Week, All Around the Town

As you may have noticed last week, we kicked off two months of interesting guest blog posts on this blog, which is part of the promotion for Beasts of Tabat, the novel I have coming out next month. Last week, … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Raven Oak: Linguistics in Fantasy—To Thee or Not to Thee

“Since your book’s technological advances place it during the Renaissance, your characters are wrong because they should be speaking like Shakespeare.” Imagine my surprise when a friend and avid fantasy reader said this to me. I can’t remember the last … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Rhonda Eudaly: Writing Is Only Glamorous Until This Face Appears

Note from Cat: today’s guest blog post comes from Rhonda Eudaly. It’s the latest installment in the cavalcade of content here celebrating the upcoming release of my first novel, Beasts of Tabat. I thought long and hard about what to … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Ken Altabef: Designing a Fantasy World Around Inuit Myth

Unlike the more familiar Greco-Roman or Norse pantheons which feature vivid characters and well-defined myth cycles, the Inuit myths tend to ramble, skipping madly about with the rapid scene changes of a disjointed dream and likely to end abruptly with … Continue reading

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