Writing Tips and Writerly Musings
with Morgan Hazelwood
We found 3 episodes of Writing Tips and Writerly Musings with the tag “virtual balticon”.
Making Painful Edits
June 5th, 2023 | Season 6 | 10 mins 8 secs
beta-reading, books, critique, editing, virtual balticon, writers, writing, writing tips
It’s hard to cut out scenes or characters that you love, but your story may be better off without them. How do you learn to recognize when something has to go, and how do you reconnect any threads that run through the parts you’re removing?
Science Fiction Has Always Been Political
May 29th, 2023 | Season 6 | 9 mins 39 secs
balticon, beta-reading, books, critique, politics, science fiction, virtual balticon, writers, writing, writing tips
Throughout the history of science fiction and fantasy, creators have used the opportunity for imaginative storytelling to explore issues of their day. From the Twilight Zone to Alien Nation to Mass Effect, what are ways that genre stories have explored the concerns of the world in which they were made?
Tips For Writing Combat: Where Do You Focus?
May 22nd, 2023 | Season 6 | 10 mins
beta-reading, books, critique, fight scenes, virtual balticon, writers, writing, writing tips
Even veterans and long-time practitioners can have problems writing fights that are both compelling and realistic; how is someone new supposed to keep up? We’ll discuss getting experience with the weapons you’re writing about, how to handle pacing in brawls, skirmishes, and battles, and how to keep the tension high when your protagonists have to survive.