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Category Archives: Columns

Book Review: Brother’s Ruin (Emma Newman)

by KC Maguire

I know a lot of writers manage to move back and forth between hard sci-fi and fantasy without any trouble, and Emma Newman is definitely one of them. My hat is off to authors who understand the nuances of the different genres and manage to create engaging characters and develop engaging worlds whatever the genre […]

Power in Translation

by Phoebe Wagner

I am currently in my fourth semester at my MFA program, and for fun, I took an Old English class. Since I’m a Tolkien nerd, this class is a delight, even if I doubt I will ever use the information in my career. Even though this column is often about my frustration with academia or […]

Speculative Literature Foundation Grants

by Cheryl Wollner

The Speculative Literature Foundation wants to fund your writing project. Defining speculative literature as fantasy, science fiction and horror, the Speculative Literature Foundation offers  grants for writers working within these genres (though anything fabulist will be considered). Each grant has no application fee, and is designed to be as accessible as possible to writers of […]

Re-re-review: Wolf-Alice, by Angela Carter

by E. Young

I won’t lie, the first half of any new year is usually pretty tough for me mentally. Getting my financial biz together is usually the easy bit, then there’s adjusting to time changes, seasonal changes, seasonal depression going back to regular depression, and frankly by May I’m just tired of any contact besides wet kitty […]

Tempus Fugit … (or does it?)

by KC Maguire

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of draft manuscripts, including a couple of my own, and for some reason I started thinking about the use of “time” in story structure. It may be a function of what was on my desk this week, or something deeper and more profound, but as writers we don’t seem […]

Happy Birthday, Patricia Wrede!

by Cheryl Wollner

Happy birthday, Patricia Wrede (March 27, 1953–)! Best known for her fantasy YA and children’s books, Wrede says she doesn’t write for children; she writes for herself. Wrede is an advocate for writing what you love. She writes fantasy. She writes about dragons. Why change what you love? As she explains: “I loved getting my […]

Creating Characters: A D&D Example

by Cheryl Wollner

I was the college kid who spent her weekends around a table in the Student Center, rolling dice, playing Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). Playing D&D became more than a weekly hangout with friends and more than a stress reliever. This game taught–and continues to teach–me about creating characters. When I sit down to start a […]