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Mapping the Labyrinth: Plotting Your Novel with Kay Kenyon

An outline is one of your best tools for writing a novel, but how do you figure what happens, when, where, and to whom? How do you deal with plots when they go astray and how do you weave multiple … Continue reading

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Move Along, Folks: How to Pace Your Novel with Kay Kenyon

This workshop will look at strategies to identify and avoid the doldrums of long fiction. Pacing is the speed at which the story unfolds for the reader. While some scenes call for a leisurely pace, the most common pacing error … Continue reading

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Mapping the Labyrinth: Plotting Your Novel with Kay Kenyon

An outline is one of your best tools for writing a novel, but how do you figure what happens, when, where, and to whom? How do you deal with plots when they go astray and how do you weave multiple … Continue reading

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March Recent Efforts

So much is happening — or has already — in March! Including the release of anthology IF THIS GOES ON, teaching videos, and a feminist futures Storybundle in honor of Women’s History Month. Continue reading

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You Should Read This: 6 Enjoyable Steampunk Titles

Steampunk continues to manifest as a genre, although it seems to me it’s not as relentless in its novelty as it used to be. Perhaps once you have reached the point of being parodied in a Key and Peale episode, you cannot claim to be cutting edge anymore? Not to mention that I’ve found steampunk jewelry making kits at the local craft store and the local Value Village flyers featured “How to Make a Steampunk Costume” along with Pirate, Vampire, Zombie, Superhero, and Sexy Barista.

I love the texture of steampunk and have been enjoying seeing continued riffs on a theme that has a long way to go before it’s played out. Here’s six that I’ve enjoyed in the past couple of years. It is by no means an exhaustive list, but each of these bring in aspects of other genres in a way that showcases how much life such a mixture can produce.
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