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Reading Resolutions

Reading Resolutions

It’s January, and that means it’s time to make New Year’s resolutions! Sure, we all really want to start eating healthy and working out. But what about your reading resolutions?

We thought we’d kick off 2016 by sharing our own reading resolutions. Whether it’s picking up that classic we’ve always wanted to read, trying a new genre, or seeking out new authors, we’re planning on shaking up our reading habits this year. How about you? What are your reading resolutions?

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All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

How to Write an Epic Story Without Any Proper Villains

by Charlie Jane Anders

I’m basically a total hypocrite. I go on these fire-breathing rants all the time at io9.com about the lack of good villains in pop culture. I’ve typed the phrase “an adventure story is usually only as good as its villain” so many times, my fingers cramp up when I even think about them. But when it came time to write my novel All the Birds in the Sky, I wanted it to feel like a grand epic... but I didn’t want there to be a villain, at all.

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Making Maps: The Weight of Imaginary Geography

by Susan Dennard

Because I’m currently writing the second book in the Witchlands series (titled Windwitch), I thought I’d discuss maps. Why? Because maps are really, really important in storytelling. I don’t care what genre you’re writing—knowing Where Things Are not only helps the drafting process, but it also helps ground the story.

Even if you’re drafting a contemporary, you want the details of a city to be right. And even if your city is totally made up, you want to make sure it feels real.

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On the Road: Author Events in January

Author Events

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in January! Once a month, we’re collecting info about all of our upcoming author events. Check and see who’ll be coming to a city near you.

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