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Masks & Mayhem: How To Write Superheroes with Carrie Vaughn

Superheroes are everywhere, bursting from their comic book origins to dominate movies, TV, and even novels. Have an idea for a superhero story of your own? We’ll talk about developing superpowered characters, superheroic worldbuilding, and how to bring it all … Continue reading

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You Should Read This: Some Recent Reading

Post-Nebulas, I’ve been going through and trying to clear away a lot from my shelves and TBR list, particularly given that I still had a substantial armload from ICFA. Here’s some particular recent favorites.
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Submitting with Submitomancy

Recently, Duotrope’s announcement that it was going paid caused some stir among speculative fiction writers. One of the results has been to create some new alternatives. I asked Sylvia Wrigley to guest post about her new system, Submitomancy.
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Snippet from Work in Progress – “Superhero Art”

Here’s a snippet from a story I finished in rough draft form today. It’s called “Superhero Art” and it’s about when relationships break up and the responsibility of the writer towards the text.
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Sentence from Today’s WIP, The Super Hero and the Coffee Goddess

She’s taking over midtown, sending out hyper-caffeinated, zombified office workers, fingers twittering, moving with a flash mob’s speed, spreading faster than a video of a tickled kitten. Continue reading

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Acquainted With the Night

It was never clear how many superheroes Alan Mix had in his stable. Although his Variety piece when Captain Hurricane joined him said seven, two of those, Ebon Lightning and el Invierno, were sometimes there, sometimes not, due to other gigs with the world of superhero wrestling. Continue reading

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Superhero Fiction

So here’s the list of fiction(ish) drawing on comic book super-hero trophes, generated here. Novels: Michael Bishop, COUNT GEIGER’S BLUES. Michael Chabon, THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY. Tom DeHaven, IT’S SUPERMAN! Jennifer Estep, KARMA GIRL. Minister Faust, FROM … Continue reading

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