Pep Talk Archive

Because I like hearing, well, reading about myself talking, here's a few inspirational tidbits, rantings, and general kick-in-the-pants to get you geared up for this year :D

2007 - Week 1
2007 - Week 2
2007 - Week 3
2007 - Week 4
2007 - The Last Few Days

2008 - Week 1
2008 - Week 2
2008 - Week 3
2008 - Week 4

2009 - Week 1
2009 - Week 2
2009 - Week 3
2009 - Week 4
2009 - The Last Few Days

WHRN 2009 - Speculative Fiction: Placing the Fantasy Genre in Context by ThornesQuest/Gale
WHRN 2009 - Hero(ine) Goes on a Journey: how to make the Classical Hero Pattern work by eiie
WHRN 2009 - Royalty, Farmers and Dragon Riders: Avoiding the Character Clichés by Subtle Kisses
WHRN 2009 - Cliffs? Deserts? Mountains? Oh noes! … World Building on the go by Subtle Kisses
WHRN 2009 - Why Harry Potter Is Useless Without a Stick of Wood – Magic and its Pitfalls by Subtle Kisses
WHRN 2009 - THIS IS … Not Sparta? --- Stealing Cultures and Getting Away with It by Subtle Kisses
WHRN 2009 - Narrative Voice by ThornesQuest/Gale
WHRN 2009 - Character-driven vs. Plot-driven. FIGHT! by tiakall
WHRN 2009 - "Wait, since when are you evil and a woman? You're the hero and your name is Bob!" by Sheba
WHRN 2009 - In the Beginning, There was a Giant Spaghetti Monster: Gods and Mythology by Subtle Kisses
WHRN 2009 - How to Avoid "He Said, '-info-dump-'" by Aiganshen_Queen
WHRN 2009 - Modernizing Fantasy by Aiganshen_Queen
WHRN 2009 - Classic Fantasy and Modern Values by ThornesQuest/Gale
WHRN 2009 - Mary-Sue jumps at you, too - especially in Fantasy! by Sheba
WHRN 2009 - Oh noes! Killing your characters! by zeuslover1
WHRN 2009 - Villainry 101 by tiakall
WHRN 2009 - Writing, Abnormal Psych, and You! Writing Crazies by silverchild2
WHRN 2009 - Crimes of Information: How to get the most out of your infodumps and research by tiakall
WHRN 2009 - A Look Into Ranks by Shark
WHRN 2009 - Magical Girls In the Modern Setting: Frills Optional by silverchild2
WHRN 2009 - A Fresh Take on Mythical Species by Shark