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In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 2

In A World… is a series of posts about world building, where our contributors share strategies and tips for creating well-rounded worlds. Welcome back, readers. As I said last week, the goal of these posts is to encourage writers to consider the effects of foreigners on their worlds. On Friday, we examined how incorporating visitors… Continue reading In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 2

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In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 1

In A World… is a series of posts about world building, where our contributors share strategies and tips for creating well-rounded worlds. Usually, when we talk about world building in fantasy, we’re thinking about building one specific culture and how your characters move around within and interact with that culture. Today (and on Tuesday), I… Continue reading In A World…: Writing Cultural Outsiders Part 1

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Roundtable #5: Writing With A Day Job

Hi everyone! Today we’re talking about balancing writing with a full-time job! *Note: This post is done in a roundtable style where members of Writer’s Block Party discuss a topic together. Moderator/Editor: Akshaya Raman Ashley: I work in publishing but it’s not really writing related. I’m a digital production assistant, which is a fancy way… Continue reading Roundtable #5: Writing With A Day Job

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Author Spotlight: Romance Chat with Susan Dennard (Video)

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about romance! We here at Writer’s Block Party really love our romance, and we can get pretty… ah let’s say passionate… when discussing our favorite ships (as evidenced below). the @WritersParty slack channel is getting very heated over this OTP game…lives ruined, bloodshed, etc. — Katy Rose Pool… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Romance Chat with Susan Dennard (Video)

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Roundtable #2: Drawing Inspiration From Folklore And Fairy Tales

Hi everyone! Welcome to our second roundtable! Today we’re discussing retellings, with an emphasis on cultural tales and mythology. Specifically, we’re talking about the difference between retellings and inspirations as well as things to keep in mind when retelling stories from other cultures. We linked to the Goodreads pages of the books we discuss if you… Continue reading Roundtable #2: Drawing Inspiration From Folklore And Fairy Tales