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InD'Scribe 2017 Pictorial Round-up!
InD'tale Magazine
Staff

From the opening day to the last farewell, have we got the pictures and stories for you!  There were workshops and panels, parties and costume balls.  And, to top it off, we even have all the low-down on the RONE awards and the gala after-party.  If fact, it was such fun, it was almost impossible to narrow down the pile of pictures!  We did manage to pack as many in as possible, though, so whet

Horror is Woman
Danielle
DeVor

There is a myth that Horror is a genre only men and boys read and write. I think this stems partially from an outdated idea that women cannot handle blood and violence. Talk to anyone who has given birth and I think there isn’t any question as to the level of blood and violence women can stand.

Writing accurate medical scenes can be a challenge. They’re not always easy to research, and Hollywood seems to make up their own rules about what’s realistic. Writers have a challenging time trying to tell truth from fiction when it comes to what really happens in the trauma bay. As a Fantasy author, I had this same puzzle, but luckily, I had help.

Recipe For Success
Barbara
Venkataraman

You've brainstormed an original plot, created memorable characters and sprinkled intrigue, romance, and humor through your story like it was a delicious ice cream sundae, but if you want a truly delectable confection, you should follow this recipe for success: Step 1.

Formulaic? You Bet!
Marc
Sanderson

If you’re a reader of Romance novels, you’ve probably heard the complaint that Romances are just too formulaic. They follow too strict a pattern: boy meets girl; girl and boy are attracted; boy and girl face obstacles; girl and boy get each other in the end and live—wait for it—happily ever after. Okay, I won’t argue there isn’t a formula, but I will argue with complaining about it.

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