To Try At Home

Several years back I was privileged to attend a poetry workshop at the university where I taught. Rebecca Balcárcel presented. Instead of linking to the original post, I am just going to copy the exercise here. Exercise Describe an object in your closet (garage, storage unit, attic, basement). Use personification (make this object behave as

Nurture Your Writing Habit

I attended FenCon 2019 and went to a couple of panels by science fiction and fantasy authors that I thought had useful information for writers. Panelists Shana Swenson, 20 books published Mel White, NF and fiction Paul Black, 7 books Jan S. Gephardt, author/illustrator Patrice Sarath, 5 novels Tex Thompson  Distractions are related to priorities. Make

Biological Tech in a Fantasy or SF World

Biotech Plants hear the sound of the honeybee and up the sugar content of their pollen quickly. Hadany’s team looked at evening primroses (Oenothera drummondii) and found that within minutes of sensing vibrations from pollinators’ wings, the plants temporarily increased the concentration of sugar in their flowers’ nectar. In effect, the flowers themselves served as