Category: The Catch-all

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Better late than never?

It’s been a while, I know, fortunately Jude remembered this blog existed and emailed a contribution. Sorry for the lateness, Jude.

Her entire email is below (copy and pasted because I’m lazy – although I’ll take credit for the italics). Please note Ray Bradbury didn’t die today it’s just been a long time since I checked the email.

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Hi there,
As you know, Ray Bradbury died today. Not that I really know his work but there was an interesting quote from him on the People.com website today. I thought it might work for the blog because it explains, very simply, the difference between science fiction and fantasy, something I’ve often wondered about.
Cheers,
Jude

A true iconoclast, Bradbury refused to be pigeonholed. “First of all, I don’t write science fiction,” he said. “I’ve only done one science-fiction book and that’s Fahrenheit 451, based on reality. It was named so to represent the temperature at which paper ignites. Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal. So Martian Chronicles is not science fiction, it’s fantasy. It couldn’t happen, you see? That’s the reason it’s going to be around a long time – because it’s a Greek myth, and myths have staying power.”

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Meetings start up again in September – don’t forget! 

R~ 

Better late than never?

It’s been a while, I know, fortunately Jude remembered this blog existed and emailed a contribution. Sorry for the lateness, Jude.

Her entire email is below (copy and pasted because I’m lazy – although I’ll take credit for the italics). Please note Ray Bradbury didn’t die today it’s just been a long time since I checked the email.

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Hi there,
As you know, Ray Bradbury died today. Not that I really know his work but there was an interesting quote from him on the People.com website today. I thought it might work for the blog because it explains, very simply, the difference between science fiction and fantasy, something I’ve often wondered about.
Cheers,
Jude

A true iconoclast, Bradbury refused to be pigeonholed. “First of all, I don’t write science fiction,” he said. “I’ve only done one science-fiction book and that’s Fahrenheit 451, based on reality. It was named so to represent the temperature at which paper ignites. Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal. So Martian Chronicles is not science fiction, it’s fantasy. It couldn’t happen, you see? That’s the reason it’s going to be around a long time – because it’s a Greek myth, and myths have staying power.”

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Meetings start up again in September – don’t forget! 

R~ 

Some Stuff You Probably Need to Know

Two posts in less than 3 months, whaaaaaat?!

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Sexual Tension (is sexy and tense):

Last month Sarah gave a presentation on creating, and maintaining, sexual tension between your characters. She was awesome and posted a summary for those of us who couldn’t make it to that meeting. Click on the link below to check out her blog.

Sexual Tension, Heightening Your Readers’ Satisfaction
 
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25 Years of Happily Ever Afters:

I hope everyone’s ready to celebrate because the 25th anniversary is only three weeks away!

That’s all I really wanted to say about it except that I hope to see you there. I’ll be the one drinking in the corner at 10AM and being generally unapproachable. 

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This Blog:

I’ve only had one blog post submitted since I sent out the call 3 months ago. I don’t go to many meetings anymore so I need someone to keep this blog in the loop.  

If you haven’t already seen it, check out Jude’s post on the importance of research.

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Dust your Crayons Off:

Don’t forget to sketch up some logo ideas for our contest. Make sure they’re in before midnight on May 11th. Grace just sent out an email with all the deets so you can send your submissions to her. I don’t want to post the email here because I don’t want her getting a bunch of unsolicited photos of wangs.

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Elections:

You should probably be on the board. Seriously.

~R