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Setting the Stakes: How to Pull the Reader (and Yourself) Through the Story with Tobias Buckell

Sometimes stories flounder because it’s not clear what’s at stake, and that confusion can happen to the writer as well as the reader. How do you communicate what’s important to your reader and how can you use that same information in … Continue reading

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Talking About Fireside Fiction’s #BlackSpecFic Report, Part 2 of 2

In Part One I presented a discussion between writers Steven Barnes, Maurice Broaddus, Tananarive Due, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Tonya Liburd, and Nisi Shawl about Fireside Fiction’s reports on black writers in speculative fiction. In this part I want to talk about SFWA and what it can learn or has already learned from both the report and the discussion, along with listing some of the action items I’m taking away from it.
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Surrogates Up With Other Free Online Fiction

In recent news, you can find my story “Surrogates” along with what can only be described as an abundance of free online fiction. It’s brought to you by Underwords, a blog by Erin M. Underwood, which focuses on books, writing, publishers, authors, and readers. Continue reading

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