This month’s Master Class episodes focus on pacing, and we’re dividing the concept of pacing into two parts: the first is the sense of progress within the story, and the second is the sense of the passage of time. In this episode we tackle that first bit, and discuss how we communicate progress to the readers. [more inside]
Marie Brennan joins us again, this time to help us field your questions about middles. Here are the questions we collected from the various social media feeds: [more inside]
Character failure is a big part of making the middle of a story work. We talk about why, and offer tips about how to make this work well for you. [more inside]
Marie Brennan joins us for a discussion of polytheism (and really any belief system) in our fiction. [more inside]
One of the only podcasts I consistently listen to is Writing Excuses, a 15-minute weekly writing instruction podcast with a focus on SF. Is anyone else into it? I know we have a whole bunch of writers on the site, and if people were down it might be a neat way to talk about the writing process and the tips and prompts that they give.