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Story Development
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There is no one better equipped to build rich authentic characters than someone who has actually “lived” (for a few hours) as someone else. In order to appear authentic on stage, an actor has to be able to respond to cues and events AS THEIR CHARACTER. If they don’t, the performance is flat and uninteresting. Writers are striving for that same authenticity… and suffer the same consequences if they fall short of the mark. So how do actors do it?

Story Development
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“We want to believe the best of who we are, and ignore and deny the worst.  The most intriguing moment of a story is when a villain begins to convince…

Ideas and Inspiration
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“There are people who appear to be able to invoke creativity on command.  They sit down and BAM, creative inspirations suddenly leap from their lips like spawning salmon.  Want to…

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20 (more) Minutes with Cat Rambo

Cat Rambo – author of over 150 tales (and soon 1 published novel, “Beasts of Tabat (The Tabat Quartet Book 1)”), purveyor of online writerly wisdom, VP of the Science Fiction…

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20 (more) Minutes with Cat Rambo

Cat Rambo – author of over 150 tales (and soon 1 published novel, “Beasts of Tabat (The Tabat Quartet Book 1)”), purveyor of online writerly wisdom, VP of the Science Fiction…

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RTP Dialogues #5: The Grimm Mistresses Talk Horror

David Annandale describes horror as “the cluster of tactics and strategies that set about to create the effect of horror.” As such, it can be difficult to nail down as a genre… it can creep into…

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“One Question: Developing an Idea” at Balticon 48

You get an idea for a story. Now what? What happens between the inspiration and perspiration? How do you prepare and develop a story idea so it’s ready to be written?

That’s what I asked seven gifted and articulate writers at this year’s Balticon 48 (sponsored by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society). The answers from Paul E. Cooley, Jared Axelrod, Maria V. Snyder, Starla Huchton, Pip Ballantine, Nobilis Reed, and Myke Cole are as diverse and inspired as the people we asked.

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Workshop Episode 74 (Guest Host: Jake Kerr)

We’re pleased and delighted to have our inaugural podcast under the proud banner of Wonderthing Studios to be this splendid example of brainstorming awesomeness with Jake Kerr. He returns to the Big…