Luna Station Quarterly is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories by emerging women authors.
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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 […]



The Precipice: Write On or Fall Back?

by KC Maguire


I’ve often received two seemingly contradictory pieces of advice as a writer when I face a problematic section of a manuscript and feel like I can’t go on. So I thought, what better way to try and tease them apart than to blog about it? Think about those days when you absolutely can’t write another […]


The Suspension of Belief

by Cheryl Wollner


In college, I learned how to properly drop a noose. We performed Metamorphoses  by Mary Zimmerman, an adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. I was a stage hand and from the catwalk dropped the noose for a character’s attempted suicide. Each night the audience produced a different (but always audible) reaction. Nervous laughter. A collected breath. They […]


Nature: How to Use it For Your Writing

by Cheryl Wollner


Last week, I spent five days in the North Woods in Wisconsin. I spent five days in the North Woods in Wisconsin for work, leading and chaperoning twenty-three 14 and 15 year olds. Camp Manito-wish YMCA provides a 10 day leadership camp for the students I work with. It would be difficult to get more […]