Tag: sci-fi

Filling the Creative Well

Being a writer is awesome. You just sit down, close your eyes, say your mantra, put fingers to keys… And floof! The words flow in a torrent of rainbows, unicorns, plot twists, and… Yeah, that’s not how it happens. Writing is hard work, especially for those of us with day jobs. I use a lot…
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Meet The Rogues — Joynell Schultz

Author Joynell Schultz Tell us a little about yourself. I’m a veterinary pharmacist by trade, but currently, help out at my family’s wildlife sanctuary/zoo as well as write. I couldn’t pick which I enjoy more, so I do both! My life gets quite busy when you add in two teenagers and a self-employed husband as…
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Superior Procrastination Techniques

Most of us experience procrastination at some point in our lives. I’m guilty of some very late night submissions, study blitzes, and (ahem) blog posts that barely slide under the wire. But rather than focus on the less attractive aspects of dilly-dallying, why not embrace the creative potential? Don’t settle for any old delay—go for…
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The Weekend Writer

Unfortunately, the income of most authors is not enough to sustain a mouse, much less a modern household in a large urban city. Without a doubt, this is the most common reason for the rise of the weekend warrior writer, who toils for pay five days a week and pounds on the keyboard during weekend…
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Meet The Rogues — Tracy Korn

Author Tracy Korn Tell us a little about yourself. Well, I am a nerd–an academic nerd, and a bonafide, dresser-upper at Comic-Cons and Renaissance Faires caliber nerd. By day, I teach English Literature and coach a competitive robotics team, and by night, I write all manner of SFF from YA Dystopian to Urban Fantasy. I…
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6 Fantasy Worlds We’d Love To Visit… As Long As The Big Bad Is Gone.

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve totally immersed myself in different fantasy worlds. Whether it’s a book, a movie, or a tv show, I catch myself longing to be able to visit. Then, the practical side of me takes hold and amends the idea. I won’t go making any travel arrangements…
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Wizards Unite Is Enchanting The World

  Shh, the Statue of Secrecy must not be broken…except there’s a big problem with that because if you’re a HUGE Harry Potter nerd like me, chances are you’ve already downloaded the new app Wizard’s Unite by Pokémon Go creator Niantic Labs! And although according to the tweet below, the game wasn’t set to launch…
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Writing With Chronic Pain

Many creatives in the world suffer from chronic pain issues. I’m here to help you discover new ways to fit writing into your schedule and around pain flare-ups! My Conditions I was diagnosed with severe scoliosis when I was about 11 years old. I wore a back brace until I was almost 17. I managed…
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This Word Count is GOALS: Writing Goals and The Tools to Smash Them

If you’re an active writer and/or active in any online writing communities, you’ve doubtless heard other writers talk about their word counts and writing goals. And if you’re anything like me when I was just starting out and cultivating my writing habit–building that writing muscle, if you will–you’ve looked at some of those wordcounts and…
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A Whole… ~Familiar World: A Live-Action Aladdin Review

A whole familiar world A dazzling place I sort of knew… But at my desk here, It’s crystal clear It’s time to share my Aladdin review with you Don’t let my spin on A Whole New World fool you. I really enjoyed the new live-action version of Aladdin! As a child of the late eighties,…
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