How do you introduce your reader to your fantasy or science fiction world? You have a protagonist that’s seeing it for the first time, of course. They can point out the fascinating stonework on that never-conquered tower, or the intricate knobs on that FTL drive. But the thing about exploring exotic locales is that the…… Continue reading Is Your Lizard-Man a Close Talker?
Writers seem to be mixed on the use of prompts. Some love em, some hate em. Some just don’t need em. For some, they’re the perfect little nudge that finally gets the ball rolling. As I write this, I sit in my East Texas home. I have a small garden plot outside, which I’ve been…… Continue reading Writing Prompt #1
Welcome to the official blog of the Clarion Foundation. I’m Mishell, Clarion’s Communications Director, and over the coming months I’ll be coordinating this exciting new resource for writers who seek careers in fantasy, horror, and science fiction. This month we will be featuring an entry from Clarion Foundation President and bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler,…… Continue reading Secrets of Clarion