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 The submissions will not be published, so this is the perfect opportunity to get feedback on a piece that has been giving you trouble, to tame your NaNoWriMo beast, or for new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

Foil and Phaser Wiki

As part of the ongoing effort to improve this blog,  we’ve decide to move the Writers Resources section to its own wiki. The new Foil and Phaser Wiki allows the links to be better organized and formatted. But more importantly, as a

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Posted in Announcements, Writing Resources

Beta Readers Club

We’ve had some great successes with our workshops, and now it’s time to think about expanding them to longer works. What we’re proposing is to start a club for writers and beta readers where novels and novellas would receive the

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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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Posted in Workshops

Sword and Laser Kids

For those of you out there with demonspawn and alien hybrid offspring, you know it’s a challenge to find good books for them to read. Now Sword and Laser Kids has come to your rescue. This new Goodreads group, based on the

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Posted in Announcements, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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April 2021