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So You Want To Be A Mythmaker?by Eden Robins

Once upon a time in the childhood of the race, people told stories, lived within rites of passage, celebrated the changing seasons with rituals, entertained themselves with tales about the antics of gods, goddesses, foxes and crows. ~Sam Keen, Your Mythic Journey So you want to be a mythmaker? Why not? What’s so hard about …
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The Secret Characters in Your Story: Setting & Description by Elizabeth MS Flynn

What lingers in your mind when you finish a great story? Sometimes it’s the hero or the heroine. Sometimes it’s the crisp, crackling dialogue that made you laugh out loud (sometimes in public, embarrassingly enough) or bawl (also sometimes in public, definitely embarrassingly enough). And sometimes, whether you realize it or not, it could even …
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Dragons, Vikings, and Misfits by Cindy Vallar

Last spring, one of my readers told me about an open submission call for a pirate anthology. Since I’m a historical novelist who has written non-fiction articles about maritime piracy for more than a decade, this story call sounded perfect. I knew most people would write about Caribbean piracy during the 17th into the early …