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Divide and Conquer Volume Two: A NaNoWriMo Alternative

Our collective NaNoWriMo project from last year was a resounding success (we’ve given away over 500 copies*), so we’re going to try to better our record of 38,000 words this year with Volume Two. For those who don’t know Divide and

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Posted in Announcements, Divide and Conquer, Workshops

Describli is now in beta

The writer prompt and word gaming site has entered its second round of beta testing and is currently accepting new members. We wrote about Describli in March and the site has continued work to put together a unique and interesting experience

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Posted in Motivational, Non-Fiction, Writing Resources

Writers Workshop #4 Sign-Up

Foil & Phaser will be starting a new critique workshop soon. The submissions will not be published, so this is the perfect opportunity to get feedback on a piece that has been giving you trouble, to tame your NaNoWriMo beast, or for new

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Posted in Announcements, Workshops

Sign Up for Beta Readers Club

WANTED: Beta Readers and Novel Writers Based on your response to our polls, we’ve decided to go ahead with a trial run of our Beta Readers Club. If you are a voracious reader with an interest in helping out new

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Posted in Announcements, Beta Readers, Workshops

Storium (Beta)

Storium is a successful Kickstarter project which aims to merge creative writing with the mechanics of interactive gameplay. Each team of players works together on a collaborative story using a set of virtual cards as both plot devices and character outlines. The

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Posted in Book Reviews

Site Update

I’ve been busy with other projects and haven’t had a lot of free time lately, so I thought it would be a good time to take a break from blogging and let the batteries recharge. Hopefully within the next week

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Posted in Announcements, Workshops

Describli, A New Social Media Network for Writers, Is Now In Beta

Describli is a new social media network and community for writers and readers alike. Founded by Laura Fredericks, the site aims to let authors connect with a following while concentrating on their writing. Prompts, games, and sharing tools let you develop

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Posted in Announcements, Motivational, Writing Resources

Writers Workshop 3

For anyone who doesn’t know yet, we run workshops to critique science fiction and fantasy writing. These workshops consist of peer evaluations of short fiction or chapters from longer works. Workshops are open to everyone as long as they are

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A New World (Part Two)

by Lou Gagliardi Continued from Part One Looking into the mirror that hung on the wall, after entering the bathroom, Luke was happy. He left out a sigh of relief. He wasn’t disfigured. Definitely female but not disfigured and alive—that’s

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Posted in Divide and Conquer, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story (<7500 words)

A New World (Part One)

by Lou Gagliardi Luke was checking his appearance in the mirror. Tonight was an important night, both professionally and personally. It wasn’t every day, after all, that one got to date the boss’ daughter. Jeff worked as a experimental lab

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Posted in Divide and Conquer, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Story (<7500 words)
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April 2021