Bonnie Milani’s LIQUID GAMBIT is an outstanding piece of writing. Rarely does a writer give us the feel of an alien—their abilities to perceive (in this case smelling emotions), the way their bodies interact with their emotions (ears, fangs, paws/claws, their ruff), and so quickly establish a complex societal structure. The stakes are high […]
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Month: August 2017
A Writer Writes
You become a writer by writing, the same way you become a trombone player by playing the trombone (tromboning?). One word after another, you pile them up until they are poems, flash fiction, short stories, novellas, novels, epics, serials…. you get the point.
What Does Your Character Look Like?
A recent post in the SciFi Roundtable Facebook page asked authors what their characters looked like. Many drew their characters. I can hardly draw a straight line, so I’ve never attempted that. Instead, I found pictures online.