The Book Idea

- by Laura Resnick

In the “where do you get your ideas?” department, my new novel, Doppelgangster, is an example of how bits and pieces come together in a writer’s warped mind the way paperclips of all shapes and sizes suddenly cling to the same magnet when it’s passed through a random assortment of them. A friend said to […]

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Off to see the Wizard (and demons, ravens, dragons, unicorns, etc)

- by Elaine Isaak

The World Fantasy Convention (WFC) is the annual gathering for professionals in the field of writing and publishing fantasy fiction.  It has the highest percentage of editors, authors and other pro’s of any con I know (although Readercon, in Burlington, MA,  comes close).  This con doesn’t have pointy ears (either elf or Spock), although it does have […]

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Behind the Book: How a Story Came to Be

- by Chris Marie Green

When you write about vampires, sometimes there’s a feeling that it’s all been done before-and done very well by masters of horror and romance alike. So when it came time for me to plot a story arc for the second trilogy in my Vampire Babylon series, it was a challenge. How would I try to […]

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From Drew Barrymore to Vampires

- by Chris Marie Green

Hi, all! Later tomorrow, I’ll be giving away a copy of the vampire anthology FIRST BLOOD to someone who comments on this entry. But on to the topic…. The other weekend, someone asked me what I like to read and how that fits in to how I write. What a great question, because I used […]

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