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Inspiring World: 1920s Berlin
Published on Saturday, October 2, 2010 by Many writers often start a story with a character that has been speaking to them, begging the writers to develop a story around the character. Sometimes, it's good to start with the setting because place, time, history, context plays a lot in how a story might be written. For that reason, I decided to pick a roleplaying locale in Second Life® that is steeped in histo...
Roleplay to Better Writing: The Intro
Published on Friday, September 3, 2010 by To become a better writer and student of the craft, many writers take to buying books on character, plot, voice, and setting; take to attending workshops; and take to consulting with writing coaches. None of these things are bad; in fact, I do many of these things, and I also coach writers and write articles to help them in many of the areas regarding writing and p...
PRESS RELEASE: Steampunk Adventures Magazine
Published on Thursday, August 5, 2010 by FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Steampunk Adventures Magazine Soon to Arrive at Virtual Newsstands Everywhere The partners of Steampunk Adventures in Winterfell Anodyne (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Anodyne/46/32/22) have put together their combined talents to publish a new magazine for distribution in Second Life® and via the World Wide Web.  The ...
Steampunk Adventures
Published on Friday, July 30, 2010 by In the past several weeks I have been overwhelmed by all the good fortune and things I have to do, not only in real life but Second Life® as well.  My experiences and contacts I have made in Second Life® have done more than enrich my life.   A few months ago a friend of mine suggested that we go together with others and purchase Anna Darwinian’s Steampunk Adven...
The Ways of the World: Social Satellites
Published on Friday, June 25, 2010 by Last time on WOTW, I talked about a writer's social solar system. The sun all my social networking revolves around is Google, with their full suite of messaging and collaborative tools. Then we have our major planets, Twitter and Facebook, with their large populations and diverse options for extension, through websites and APIs meant to work with them. This article ...
The Ways of the World: A Writer’s Social Solar System
Published on Thursday, June 3, 2010 by Social networking has become a major avenue to promote your writing, but the sheer amount of services can be overwhelming at first. All of these sites have their use in a writer's social network, the trick is to not end up spending so much time networking that you never get any writing done. I like to think of all the social networking sites as a collection of plan...
Grinding the Grid: Saturday Night’s Alright for Inspiration
Published on Sunday, May 23, 2010 by Saturday evening is a great night for live music in Second Life®. Music is the purest form of escapism and inspiration for me, so much energy comes across from the performers. A great live show will always invigorate and enhance my writing. To start my Saturday of musical inspiration, I took a trip over to Cisum (now unfortunately mid-move) to check out the sweet ...
The Ways of the World: Under the Influence
Published on Monday, May 17, 2010 by There are many conflicting opinions on what one should read as a writer. Some authors-like David Eddings-claim to never read in their genre. Though he contradicted himself when he wrote of his love for the forms of medieval romance in the Introduction to The Rivan Codex. He was heavily influenced by this classic genre, and it shows in the similar plot structure of his...
The Ways of the World: Multiple Realties
Published on Monday, May 3, 2010 by Building a realistic world for your characters to live in is a complicated thing, requiring planning, organization, research, and a great deal of writing that never sees a reader's eyes. It is worth it, when your description becomes more precise and knowledge of your character's motivations deepen. All of this work makes a world seem yours, and it is easy to get att...
The Ways of the World: A House of Character Cards
Published on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 by Last week I discussed my little 3X5 file box of index cards. It is a handy way to store all my random notes for novels in categories that make sense - and make these notes useful while writing because they are easy to access. I also mentioned a technique for expanding the Character section of your note card box to file folder flip cards. The box of notes with the...
The Ways of the World: From The Mixed Up Files…
Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 by of Ms. June M. Stormcrow. There are two general ways to go when planning a novel. You're either a plotser, or a pantser. Yet middle ground exists in most of life. It allows a certain fluidity to the writing process, but a lot of scatter brained organization as well. I came to the hard realization this week that my current work in progress needs to be shelved until...
The Ways of the World: Addled by Adverbs
Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by Editing is hell on the self-esteem. I took a poem that was quite nice to a workshop last week, and one of the comments was a request for a few less adverbs, if possible. For a long time, I wondered why so many have a prejudice over these little words that end in -ly. I now see why it is so prevalent. These buggers are everywhere in my writing, lengthening senten...
Spotlight on Second Life® Non-Fiction Authors
Published on Sunday, April 11, 2010 by It’s now time to have a look at our Second Life® non-fiction authors. We have some great people aka avatars writing non-fiction in Second Life®. First I want to introduce Flint Rodas aka Vivake Pathak who has an amazing book entitled God and Destiny:The Supreme Knowledge (2009). Pathak states in his book the theorem of destiny as; Whatever has to happen in the ...
The Ways of the World: Prolonging the Prologue
Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by "Szeth-son-son-Vallano, Truthless of Shinovar, wore white on the day he was to kill a king." So begins the prologue to Brandon Sanderson's yet to be released book, The Way of Kings. As soon as I read it, I knew I had no reason to be worried about what is coming in August. The Stormlight Archive will be as awesome as the Mistborn Trilogy, if not better. I can't...
Cultivating Your Craft in the Digital Age:  The elements of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Published on Thursday, April 1, 2010 by Have you always wanted a Master of Fine Arts but due to family, financial and/or other reasons you just never thought it possible?  Well if you do the right things at the very least you can write your own Master Fine Arts, build a strong portfolio of work and network with known and noted authors. A review of Master of Fine Art programs identifies the followin...
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