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Guest Post – Trauma in Fiction by Author Kit Falbo

“Trauma is a difficult thing to talk about, and even write about. The word can bring up memories of events that have shattered lives in some way. Yet it is a necessary thing in fiction. It is often the fulcrum where the characters, plot, and story pivots. It is one of those things that readers will understand that now nothing will be the same. Nothing will ever be quite right again…”

Guest post by Author Kit Falbo – The “Who” of Characters in Fiction

When writers conceptualize a character, they usually know who that character is. That complete picture of their personality and how they will react in different situations, that is how writers often write them once they master consistent characterization. The big problem is how do writers convey the who of their character to the readers.  The expectations protagonists create going forward. …

Guest Post – Writing, A Maelstrom of the Unusual and Normal by Author Kit Falbo

Fiction is often the art of blending the mundane and the strange. The mundane of the readers to the strange of the worlds created. There are many reasons for this. Building connections with experiences, bringing contrast to a story, adding that hook for readers to want to see where it is going, to create empathy or horror. Exactly how you …

Artemis by Andy Weir: A Review by G.M. Nair

It is hard to talk about Artemis in a vacuum, and that’s not just because there’s no air to carry sound. Badum-tssh! Nothing? Alright. Tough room. Let’s move on. As you may know, Artemis is the spiritual follow-up to Andy Weir’s debut science fiction novel The Martian, so it is exceedingly difficult to mention Artemis without also bringing up that …

Memorials of Readers and Writers – Guest Post by Megan Clancy

I wanna build something that’s gonna outlive me. ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) Today, in the States, it is Memorial Day. This is a holiday set aside to remember and honor persons who have died while serving in the military. But as this day approached, I got to thinking about memorials in general, and the ones we are each creating for and …

A Christmas Horror Story by Author Lennie Grace

This is the writing prompt that changed my life forever. I’ve always loved writing and reading, especially fantasy, mysteries, horror, and historical fiction focused on Robin Hood. I’ve written a few things before, but nothing I felt confident enough to publish beyond giving stories as gifts to my family and close friends and posts to Wattpad that I always took …