Category Archives: Writing: Research

October Workshop on Creating Fictional Settings

I’ll be teaching a free workshop on creating fictional settings, coming up on October 16th and 23rd, 2012, both Tuesdays, at 7:00 p.m. at the Montrose (Colorado) Library. The sessions are free and open to the public. Here’s the advertising … Continue reading

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Researching Background for The Unexpected Traveler

I had to do lots of research to write The Unexpected Traveler. Here I talk with interviewer Brett Pfister about the research process for swordsmanship and archery. See also a previous video about trying my hand at archery and the … Continue reading

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Flyer for Workshop: Create your Fictional World

My workshop is nearing – see here for details. And, if you’d like to print a copy of the handout to mull over and bring with you, you can find it by clicking here (Google Docs).

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Upcoming Writing Workshop in Montrose, March 7th

If you’re in the Montrose, Colorado, area on the evening of March 7th, come by the Montrose Library and attend a workshop I’m conducting. “Creating your fiction world” will focus on creating the right setting for your story. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Sacrifices! What we do for art! More archery research

They say (whoever ‘they’ are) that one should write about what one knows about. Okay, fair enough. My new fantasy novel, The Unexpected Traveler, involves longbows. I’d never shot a longbow. As can be seen in another post (here) I … Continue reading

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Archery Research for The Unexpected Traveler

It’s hard to write about something I’ve never tried. The Unexpected Traveler, my new fantasy, uses archery and swordplay as primary weapons of war. Not having fired a bow before, I borrowed this one and got 30 minutes of instruction. … Continue reading

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