Writer’s Craft #22 – Not the dress!

Reading Jaleta Clegg’s novel, Nexus Point, I encountered a scene that struck a resonance with one of my own about a female protagonist rejecting a dress. Here is Clegg’s heroine, Dace, threatened with a pink dress:       “Keep thinking pink, Dace. Tell me enough of the truth and I’ll find something much more suitable for…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #22 – Not the dress!

Spec Tech: Conlanging 1 – Introductions

This is the first in a series of posts “live-blogging” the creation of a fictional language from scratch, with the help of our readers.  We plan to construct a functional language one piece at a time, incorporating suggestions and preferences from our audience along the way.  But first, because the “who” and “why” of a…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Conlanging 1 – Introductions

Writer’s Craft #21 – Nobody wins a fight, not even the writer

This week’s guest author is John Preet. John teaches martial arts and has military experience. (Lynda) I decided to write this after watching The Green Hornet in the same week that I read about kids trying what they saw on televised fights and getting seriously hurt. I blame popular visual media for creating a completely…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #21 – Nobody wins a fight, not even the writer