Reprinted from a couple of years ago. It seems more pertinent than ever. Think about everything we have to lose. Don’t let them take it away. Today was just a day like any other for me. I got up and put on a pair of jeans and a blouse that flatters my figure, tied my […]
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One of my favourite authors, and personal heroines, died on Monday. I am grieving, as I’m sure many of her fans are, and I’d like to send out my deepest condolences to her friends and family. The world has lost a great light. But what is remembered, lives, so here’s a tribute I put together […]
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By Kelly Robson
I’ll always be grateful to Steven Barnes. At Orycon 2012, he passed on advice that made a huge difference to my writing. Steven said, when we get a story idea, we usually know either the character or the problem. To develop the story, we can ask ourselves the following questions:
If we know the character, ask, “What is the worst thing that can happen to this character—and better yet, how can they do it to themselves?”
If we know the problem, ask, “Who is the worst person to give this problem to?”
And from Kelly Robson herself:
A character should either know who they are or what they’re doing.
Read the full article at Clarkesworld.
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He woke with a start. Glancing all around him, getting his bearings, he realized it was still dark, and most of his travelling companions still slept. Piper, with her mouth agape, was snoring and drooling, as usual. Above him, the sky was a canopy of brilliant starstuff. The Milky…