Writer’s Craft #30 – Too Strange for Fiction

John Preet appeared on the Writer’s Craft earlier this year on the topic of writing a fight. He lives and writes in Calgary, AB. John is a pilot, a technical writer, a lover of big dangerous animals, and a teacher of martial arts. (Lynda) One of the odder issues I have faced is translating to…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #30 – Too Strange for Fiction

Advertisement

Spec Tech: Jumping on the Moon

Spec Tech is the new Thursday series at the Clarion Foundation blog. This “college of science fiction and fantasy” will explore the uses of physics, astronomy, biology, sociology and more, as they apply to the writing of speculative fiction. Whether you’re in the midst of intricate world-building or just want a juicy fact to bolster…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Jumping on the Moon

Writing Life: A Spoonful of Sugar

On Thursday, in Kater Cheek’s intriguing riff about the influence of agriculture on society, she included a quip about the drudgery of research.  Research is, unfortunately, one of the most common inspiration-killers for writers.  How many times have you been skimming along blithely through the creation of a story, only to suddenly slam face-first into…… Continue reading Writing Life: A Spoonful of Sugar