For SF&F Writers. Building Believable Worlds Part 4: Antagonists and Enemies

Lets talk bad guys. Most stories have one. Well crafted or otherwise, speculative fiction is full of them. Not that any one actual character is essential as the obstacle the protagonist has to overcome. Sometimes its simply the environment they’re in, other times its a whole alien species in the vein of Starship Troopers or […]

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For SF&F Writers: Anatomy Of A Successful Submission. Reviewing “My Heart is a Prayer” by Ryan Row.

Working as a First Reader isn’t difficult. I read, I evaluate, I offer a constructive critique, and usually, I reject. I can’t speak to the rest of the editorial process at Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, but when it comes to my part in the submission process the choice of how to rate a story […]

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Delay

Today’s Notes From the Slush Pile postponed due to Canadian Thanksgiving. I’ll be on it tomorrow. Happy Turkey to all and to all a good night.

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