For anyone who loves fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons is typically somewhere in their history. While I haven't partaken in some time, I spent a lot of time as a youth tempting Satan & playing the game with friends. For writers of fantasy & sci-fi, D&D offers up great background material & opportunities for universe building. Angela … Continue reading Writer’s Digest: Rolling the Dice-How Playing D&D Made Me a Better Storyteller
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In case you haven't noticed, I'm a big fan of lists, especially ones about things I like. I've posted several lists on this topic in the past, but this is probably the one I most agree with. This is NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books. Anything missing?
When the great novels of sci-fi are mentioned, names like Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, et. al., are uttered with reverence and that is as it should be, but as this list points out, there have been great science-fiction books written in the past 30 years or so. Your thoughts?
Another Chuck Wendig Flash Fiction Challenge from his Terrible Minds blog. This time, it's a 1,000-word story, written 200 words at a time, using someone else's beginnings. Three different people have written the prior 600 words, I have written the last 200 and, hopefully, someone will choose to finish up with the final 200 words. … Continue reading In Too Deep