Showing posts from August, 2006

REVIEW: Alison Kent's New CIG to Writing Erotic Romance

REVIEWS I'm one of twenty-five writers blogging a chapter from Alison Kent's new Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Erotic Romance . Because I write speculative fiction, as do most people who read my blog, I asked for Chapter 5 Writing 101: World-Building. Here Kent touches upon the basics in world building for any type of novel with tips on research and description, as well as fitting your characters into the world you've built. In regards to research, Kent is spot on by reminding writers "if your story doesn't require you use all you've learned, don't create a need for those extraneous facts." She also explains the difference between an infodump and exposition, encouraging writers to show descriptive details through your character's POV. Of particular interest to SF and Fantasy writers are the sections titled Blinded by Science and Logic and Consistency . Here Kent warns of following the rules of science or magic within your world

PUBLICATION: Mara's Jellyfish

PUBLICATIONS My horror flash fiction story Mara's Jellyfish is up at Alien Skin Magazine . You can read it for free.