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On Writing: Weather’s Effect on Your Characters

Hurricane Irma left 94 percent of Naples, Florida without power. It also left them with windless, mucky days and horrendous humidity. As I scrolled through my Facebook feed throughout the two weeks after Irma, I noticed an immediate difference in … Continue reading

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How to Distract a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writer in Ten Easy Steps

I posted this on my Facebook page Thursday night, and it got good reviews so I figured I would post it here as well. How to distract a science fiction/fantasy writer in 10 easy steps: I am really annoyed with … Continue reading

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Writing: Your Characters Must Earn (or Have Earned) Their Skills

If you want your reader to believe in your make-believe world and suspend disbelief, make sure to show that your characters have earned their skills, knowledge, and powers. Michael Jordan is quite possibly the world’s greatest, most skilled basketball player. … Continue reading

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Writing: Why the Laws of Thermodynamics Are Important to Your Story

Even writers of epic fantasy stories need to be grounded in a good understanding of the effects of the three laws of thermodynamics. In Back to the Future 3, Marty McFly finds himself trapped in the Wild West during the … Continue reading

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Surround the Unbelievable with the Believable: The Transformation Example

Making Make-Believe Believable: Surround the unbelievable with the believable by transforming believable items into items that are unbelievable. If you are new to this blog, I’ve been writing a series of posts about writing speculative fiction, including fantasy, science fiction, … Continue reading

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The Writing Process: Part 3 – Plot: Your Story’s Skeleton

A week ago, a friend of mine asked via Twitter: “Mrs. @mbweston, what’s your writing process?” To answer his question, I’ve been writing a series of blog posts about how I go about my personal writing process. So far, we’ve … Continue reading

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Listen to M. B. Weston on The Final Cut in Movies!

Click here to listen to Ad Astra Radio. This week on The Final Cut in Movies, M. B. Weston will be discussing The Forbidden Kingdom, starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, a new, exciting development regarding Peter Jackson and The … Continue reading

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