Column by Chris Rosales December 21, 2012 (1) comments
There is a symbiotic "formal" relationship between situation and scene. A clearly defined dramatic-situation enhances the tension of your scenes, and more scenes ensure deeper exploration of premise.
Column by Richard Thomas October 4, 2012 (8) comments
Richard dissects another of his short stories, this time, the contest winning, "Maker of Flight."
Column by John Jarzemsky August 22, 2012 (8) comments
The following is a list of books that have an incredible sense of place; books in which the setting isn't merely a device for advancing plot, but somewhere where the heart & soul of the story blossom.
Column by Richard Thomas June 6, 2012 (8) comments
What does it take to write a terrifying story? Every tool in your writer's toolbelt.
Column by Cath Murphy May 17, 2012 (5) comments
Choosing the right setting for your fiction can be as tricky as giving a turtle a haircut. Here's my Rough Guide to what I think of as the 'third character'.
Column by Richard Thomas May 2, 2012 (13) comments
Richard Thomas dissects one of his short stories, the Pushcart Prize nominated "Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave."
Column by Rajan Khanna April 19, 2012 (12) comments
A look at five fantasy settings that veer away from the well-trod ground of worlds based on medieval Europe. Five fresh and vibrant worlds to experience to see what fantasy can do.