Category Archives: Learning

Notes from World Building Techniques and Approaches at BayCon 2017

Panelists: Kevin Andrew Murphy, Ms. Jennifer L. Carson, Jon Chaisson, and Katharine Kerr Moderated by me (Margaret McGaffey Fisk) Note: I’ve tried to get the correct attributions, but sometimes multiple people spoke on the same concept so no guarantees I … Continue reading

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Preparation is Everything – From Idea to Writing: 2016 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

When I first started writing, it was all “seat of my pants.” No notes, no plotting, nothing but me, a pen or pencil, and the blank page. At some point, and I honestly don’t remember when, that changed into a … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Other Storytelling Genres: 2015 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

The topic for this month is lessons learned from other storytelling genres. This is a strong one for me because I didn’t come to storytelling through writing. I came to it from an oral tradition that I later tried to … Continue reading

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The Audience Connection: A Philosophical Essay by Sean Fisk

My son, Sean Fisk, is completing his degree in theater at Southern Oregon University, the home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He recently posted the below essay to his Facebook page, and I asked if I could share it with … Continue reading

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My Perspective on How to Think Sideways (and Why You Should Check It Out)

I’ve talked about Holly Lisle’s courses a time or two because her teaching method is detailed, effective, and offers solid tools that even experienced writers as I was when I first took How to Think Sideways can benefit from. How … Continue reading

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