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You’re Invited to the NYC Premiere of “Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin”

News from  DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival: You’re invited to the NYC PREMIERE of WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN. When? This Saturday, Nov 10, 2018, 11:45 AM Where? SVA Theatre How? BUY TICKETS.  (Note: SFWA members are eligible for a discount.  See the SFWA Bulletin Board for details.) Expected to Attend: Director Arwen Curry; animator Molly Schwartz Despite her […]

Worldbuilding with the Medieval Industrial Revolution, Part Three

by Kevin L. O’Brien

It should be pointed out that while it is easy to pattern a quasi-medieval fantasy society after medieval Europe, European society of the Middle Ages didn’t just appear out of nothing. It grew from antecedents and so was based on a foundation of varied traditions, and there is every reason to believe that a fictional society would be the same way.

Telling Stories to Fix a Problem Telling Stories

by Clay Johnson

I’ve never been good at outlining before I write. If I know where the story is going, then the fun part is already done, and the writing becomes a chore. But this new thing, where I tell her a chapter, then think on it, smooth out the edges, and write it down, forced me into a mid-range style of outlining that really works for me.