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What is so special about Urban Fantasy? with Pat Hauldren

Many years ago, a writer friend asked me why I wrote Urban Fantasy stories. Why not write thrillers or mysteries or regular, everyday love stories, she asked? Her point was that she wanted me to write something “she” thought would be a best seller—what “she” read. She wasn’t wrong. Those are exciting and definitely best …
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Steampunk Style—What is it and how do I write it? with Pat Hauldren

Next week, starting Monday, March 26 to be exact, I’ll be presenting a workshop on writing Steampunk. While considering what to write for this blog post, I wondered what do most writers, especially genre writers, know about Steampunk? “Steampunk is to science what Civil Ware reenactments are to history….”Nature, March 6, 2008 So what, exactly, …