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Guest Post: Carol Berg

Originally posted on The Talkative Writer:
Welcome to The Talkative Writer’s guest post with American fantasy author Carol Berg. Carol majored in mathematics at Rice University and computer science at the University of Colorado, so she wouldn’t have to write…

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How I Write Memorable Characters

I’ll sound a little cocky for a minute here. Forgive me. But I write great characters. Man, that sounds so arrogant, doesn’t it? Well, I work my ass off on my characters, in fact my entire way of writing is … Continue reading

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How I Write

In the last eight years, since around the middle of 2005, I’ve written ten full novels, three screenplays, one teleplay and several short stories. In total, I’ve cleared well over TWO MILLION words in that time. That’s right, 2,000,000, with … Continue reading

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My Influences

People always ask writers where they get their story ideas from.  I always say, “I only write what the voices tell me to….”  That’s pretty much true. Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard once stated that when he wrote … Continue reading

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My Literary Education

I had the pleasure and luck to hear Ray Bradbury speak in person a few years ago at the Venice Beach Library in Los Angeles. When his family moved to L.A. as a young man, he said he got most … Continue reading

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What Constitutes Fantasy?

I’ve named this blog “Monsters and Magic” because I believe these two elements are a common component to the fantasy genre.  Too general?  Then add the idea that fantasy adventure also contains a temporal condition that does not include a … Continue reading

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