Writer’s Craft #52 – How would your characters do Xmas?

Your host, Lynda Williams, is the author of the Okal Rel Saga (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing) and editor of the Okal Rel Legacies series (Absolute Xpress). She also works as Learning Technology Analyst for Simon Fraser University and teaches a introductory web development course at BCIT. For a list of Okal Rel titles…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #52 – How would your characters do Xmas?

Writer’s Craft #51 – Making Lemonade

April Grey’s urban fantasy novel, Chasing The Trickster, is published by Eternal Press. Her short stories have been published in such print anthologies as Demonmind’s Halloween 2010, The Best of Everyday Fiction 2, Northern Haunts, Ephemera and Terrible Beauty, Fearful Symmetry. Many of these stories can be found in her collection, The Fairy Cake Bake…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #51 – Making Lemonade

Spec Tech: The Lost City of the Deep

In 2000, scientists crammed into a tiny deep sea submersible vessel caught sight of 60 meter tall spires of white, crystalline calcite rising from the black depths of the sea floor. It was a sight that captured the imagination and earned these spires the name: The Lost City. Many people immediately think of Atlantis when…… Continue reading Spec Tech: The Lost City of the Deep

Writer’s Craft # 50 – Stand alone read until … ?

Your host, Lynda Williams, is the author of the Okal Rel Saga (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing) and editor of the Okal Rel Legacies series (Absolute Xpress). She also works as Learning Technology Analyst for Simon Fraser University and teaches a introductory web development course at BCIT. For a list of Okal Rel titles…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft # 50 – Stand alone read until … ?

Spec Tech – A Warship for Fantasy or Steampunk: the Trireme

When we looked at designing a ship for a fantasy novel, I chose a 15th century carrack.  It was a good choice. It has the right look, has all the DNA of more modern sailing ships and could be used for trading or warfare.  It has occurred to me, however, that there is another ancient craft that would work…… Continue reading Spec Tech – A Warship for Fantasy or Steampunk: the Trireme

Writer’s Craft #49 – Writing a Wolf

Nikki Broadwell studied English and Art in college before embarking on a marriage, two daughters, and a series of careers in the greeting card business and silk painting. “I won’t reveal my age,” she describes herself on her Clarion write-a-thon page, “but let’s just say I participated in protests against the Vietnam War.” Nikki now…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #49 – Writing a Wolf