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Thinking of Entering PitMad? There Are Some New Rules You Need to Know

This is a great explanation of #pitmad!

Paving My Author's Road

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It’s that time again and the first PitMad session of 2016 is only 10 days away. And if you’ve never participated or heard of PitMad before, then I’m here to help you. First let’s get into a bit of history about PitMad.

PitMad is a pitch party on Twitter to help writers like yourselves get out of the slush pile. And into the hands of agents interested in your manuscript(s). Now remember your manuscript must be completed, polished as polished can be and unpublished. And you only have 140 characters to pitch it.

You can thank its creator, Brenda Drake, for this opportunity.

In the past you can pitch your book twice an  hour from 8am to 8pm on the day of the pitch party. And that you can RT your favorite pitches to show support to the writer. Well things have been a little different since the last…

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The Nine Elements of Worldbuilding

Great observations! Worth the read!

M.E. Kinkade

This awesome fictional map of "Clichea," created by Sarithus. Might want to avoid this sort of thing. This awesome fictional map of “Clichea,” created by Sarithus. Might want to avoid this sort of thing.

I attended a really interesting lecture by prolific fantasy author Kevin J. Anderson on the fundamentals of worldbuilding. I don’t want to crib too much from his lecture—and the pending book on the same topic (keep an eye out for it; he can explain a lot better than he can!)—but I figure it’s still fair for y’all to benefit from my conference-attending.

The nine elements of creating a realistic, or at least believable, fictional world are: geography; climate; politics; economics; society; religion; intellectual/scientific; arts; and history.

When considering the setting and general plot for your totally rad fiction work, ask yourself some questions (and maybe more, as you put the pieces together):

  • Geography—could this landmass exist in the real world? Should it?
    • Make sure the actual structure of the land a) makes sense…

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WRiTE CLUB ROUND #1 — PLEASE VOTE

If you will click this link: WRiTE CLUB 2015, you can vote on the first two competitors. I’ll comment on my favorites at the end of the week.  LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!

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DL Hammons WRiTE Club to Commence Tomorrow!!!!

Please click the link to WRiTE Club so you can participate in judging the competition!!  Whoo Hoo!

 

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2015 DFW Teen Writers’ Workshop

This is a great opportunity for all my young writer friends. You should really check it out!

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DFW Writers’ Workshop is very proud to announce that the Euless Public Library will be hosting the 2015 DFW DFWWW-Teen-Workshop-Logo-BWTeen Writers’ Workshop on Saturdays from 2 until 4 (ish). The program starts on June 13 and enrollment is limited, so don’t delay.

This program is 100% free and at least twice your daily recommended amount of fun. We’ve got a great line-up of speakers – this year we will even cover comics and graphic novels – and we are working on some fun extras to make this a summer to remember.

All participants must:
* Be between 13 and 18 and not yet graduated high school
* Commit to regular attendance (audit/drop-in spaces are available– see registration page)
* Pre-register (Click here to register)

For more information, be sure to check out our Facebook page as well.

Schedule and Speakers:
June 13  The Art of Critique taught by Melissa…

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