Monthly Archives: September 2011

Review: Bodyguard

Bodyguard is a short story written by Karl Bunker.  This story was published in the  March/April edition of Fantasy & ScienceFiction. Bunker does a great job of creating a story universe, not just a story, by starting this story in … Continue reading

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Check, Double-Check, Then Check Again – Outlining: Stage 6

So, now you have a chapter-by-chapter outline.  This gives you a rough idea of what’s going to happen in each chapter, how many chapters you have, and what your plotline is going to be.  But, it’s probably not quite right.  … Continue reading

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Novella: Sword of Verses

Sword of Verses tells the tale of two villages in cultural conflict with the local city after the city makes a devastating mistake.  The story is told through the eyes of a sister and a brother who are swept up … Continue reading

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Review: The Second Kalandar’s Tale

The Second Kalandar’s Tale is a novelet translated from the original Arabic by Sir Richard Burton and retold by Francis Marion Soty.  This story was published in the March/April edition of Fantasy & ScienceFiction. The story starts within the frame of … Continue reading

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Chapter by Chapter Outline – Outlining: Stage 5

You sketched your outline. You asked yourself a great many questions. Now, it’s time to refine your sketch into a chapter-by-chapter projection of your novel. Wait! Don’t I mean scene-by-scene? That’s what most writers say, right? You start with the … Continue reading

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