The Rambling Writer Takes a Detour through the Yucatan, Part 2

Alas, all vacations must end, but after Thor and I tore ourselves away from our “paraiso” on the beach, we did manage a couple more detours along our winding road to the airport. NOTE: Next week, April 21, I will … Continue reading


BVC Announces New Worlds, Year One: A Writer’s Guide to the Art of Worldbuilding by Marie Brennan

Worldbuilding is one of the great pleasures of writing science fiction and fantasy — and also one of its greatest challenges. Award-winning fantasy author Marie Brennan draws on her academic training in anthropology to peel back the layers of a setting, going past the surface details to explore questions many authors never think to answer. She invites you to consider the endless variety of real-world cultures — from climate to counterfeiting, from sumptuary laws to slang — and the equally endless possibilities speculative fiction has to offer.

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The Rambling Writer Takes a Detour Through the Yucatan, Part 1

Rainy gray spring in the Pacific Northwest demands a change of scenery, so Thor and I recently headed south to the land of the Mayans and endless Caribbean beaches. Our favorite secluded getaway just a mile by sea from the … Continue reading