Archives: guests

Switching Between Victorian Steampunk and Lunar SciFi

This week, I welcome +AmyBeth Inverness back to Worldbinding to talk about how she manages to switch between Victorian steampunk and lunar science fiction without losing her mind! As you all know, I love the entire spectrum of speculative fiction. I’m preparing to write a secondary-world fantasy while fully expecting my editor to pop back in with revisions to my post-apocalyptic future Earth novel anytime, which is why I was interested to hear about how AmyBeth handles the challenge of switching genres. Check out her article below.

Switching Genres Without Losing My Mind

I have many, many stories running around in my head. Some are strictly scifi, and some are pure fantasy. Many of those have a strong romantic theme, and might be categorized in the romance genre. My OCD brain does not like to switch between genres. I much prefer to completely immerse myself in one world I’ve created and write an entire story in a short period of time. I might do a little planning and plotting for other stories within the same series, but I resist switching gears to a completely different world.

This is not always convenient. As a professional author, I have deadlines and commitments and I can’t always let myself work on whatever strikes the muse’s fancy at any given moment.

Continue reading

Moon Landings With Names From Fiction

Today I’d like to welcome +AmyBeth Inverness to Worldbinding. I’m honored she made this a stop on her blog tour for One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor, a short story in her scifi series The Cities of Luna, which will come out tomorrow. More on that below. She’s here to talk about how many of our favorite science fiction and fantasy books and series have played a prominent role in naming landing sites on our real-life moon.

Continue reading

Why Attend a Con in 2013?

+Rebecca Blain is only my second guest blogger here at Worldbinding, and I wanted to be sure I properly introduced her.

A fantasy novelist and freelancer, Rebecca has recently fallen in love with calligraphy and started a thriving Google+ community, Writing Resources. A no-nonsense supporter of her fellow writers, Rebecca inspires others to keep writing, and occasionally develops a pen fetish when procrastinating.
Her post below makes me want to attend World Fantasy Con, but it looks like we’ll have to wait until it’s in the US. I’m pleased to introduce you to Rebecca in this final post of 2012.

This is a Wordle created from the 2012, 2013, 2014 and main WFC websites.

Continue reading