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10 Writing "Rules" We Wish More Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Would Break

10 Writing "Rules" We Wish More Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Would Break
Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service. I give a hearty Here Here for #4! There is nothing wrong with telling a story that fits within the covers of a single book. Honestly, I respect a well crafted short story more than a shelf load of volumes that purports to tell a single story. Remember, the whole Trilogy+ got started when the publisher got fed up with the fact Tolkien wouldn't finish. The moment I see something like "Book One of the (insert name of place or magic item and latin number)ogy", I want to put the book down. Flagged

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Fantasy Clichés to Avoid - What Beginners Do in Fantasy Fiction Fantasy Fiction Clichés to Avoid - What Beginners Do in Fantasy Fiction [First, my profound apologies to the vast majority of readers who don't steal content, but I have to state the following. This article and all content on this website belongs to Val Kovalin, copyright ©, except where noted. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without written permission from Val Kovalin is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Val Kovalin and with a return link to the original content.]

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Understanding Knowledge as a Commons Knowledge in digital form offers unprecedented access to information through the Internet but at the same time is subject to ever-greater restrictions through intellectual property legislation, overpatenting, licensing, overpricing, and lack of preservation. Looking at knowledge as a commons—as a shared resource—allows us to understand both its limitless possibilities and what threatens it. In Understanding Knowledge as a Commons, experts from a range of disciplines discuss the knowledge commons in the digital era—how to conceptualize it, protect it, and build it. Contributors consider the concept of the commons historically and offer an analytical framework for understanding knowledge as a shared social-ecological system. They look at ways to guard against enclosure of the knowledge commons, considering, among other topics, the role of research libraries, the advantages of making scholarly material available outside the academy, and the problem of disappearing Web pages.

Why Conspiracy Theorists Are So Obsessed With JFK's "Umbrella Man" One time, at roughly 2AM, I had just dropped off a friend off at her house after returning from an out-of-town party. I hadn't had a drop of alcohol, since I had a lengthy drive ahead of me. After dropping her off, I had to head back into Seattle proper (where I lived), when suddenly, I saw what appeared to be fireworks going off over an adjacent neighborhood. It was roughly...mid-August? And I was quite tired. How to Write a Screenplay: Script & Screenwriting Tips By Mario O. Moreno and Kay Tuxford It's easy to feel intimidated by the thought of writing a screenplay. The rules! The formatting! How to write a great fantasy combat scene How to Write a Great Combat Scene – Advice for Fantasy Writers A great combat scene is a memorable event in your reader’s life. It is a microcosm of the struggle that is contained in the book itself. And good combat scenes are often dog-eared by readers and returned to over and over again.

The secret foundation that contains the world’s paranormal artifacts By Gavia Baker-Whitelaw on October 26th, 2014 Part wiki, part role-playing game, part storytelling community, the SCP Foundation has spent the past six years lurking in one of the darkest corners of the Internet. Caught in the sweet spot between “cool enough to keep attracting new members” and “obscure enough that no one is likely to Kickstart a documentary about it and ruin everything,” the SCP Foundation is a phenomenon that combines creepypasta—the Internet’s version of campfire horror stories—with the obsessive culture of Wikipedia editing. SCP stands for either Secure, Contain, and Protect (the main aims of the Foundation) or Special Containment Procedure.

5 Dystopian Movie Technologies That Would Improve Our World When movies want to show a dystopia, they show sterile techno-prisons where people dream of escaping cruel progress to the idyllic green countryside. Because death-races between plague and starvation were apparently humanity's high point. Images"Whichever of you survives to puberty will work here for 20 years. We only need one seat." The problem is conflating multipurpose technology with a single sinister application.

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