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 […]


Author Interview: Angela Pneuman

by KC Maguire


I’m so pleased to bring readers this interview with Angela Pneuman, writing teacher extraordinaire, and author of the recently released and critically acclaimed Lay It on My Heart. Here’s what Angela had to say when I asked her about the book, her other work and her approach to teaching and writing …. KC: Your debut […]



When to Reveal What Information to the Reader….

by KC Maguire


One thing many writers struggle with, especially in the young adult space, is when to reveal information to readers. Craft books and writing instructors will tell you that you shouldn’t necessarily reveal information until the reader needs to know it. Otherwise, you risk front-loading your story with too much exposition and bogging the reader down […]