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Transhumanism Versus Religion: How to Create Fiction From Controversy, an Interview with Zoltan Istvan

April 2, 2014 by Fred E. Whyte

Author Zoltan Istvan, author of The Transhumanist Wager, has brought the Transhumanist movement into the fiction world and is turning the controversy into book sales. What is Transhumanism? ZI: To be a Transhumanist means to be someone who wants to use science and technology to move beyond human, to conquer

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Character

How to Create Distinct Fantasy & Sci-Fi Characters, an Interview with Michael Panush

April 23, 2014 by Carrie De Simas

What is the most important element in creating fantasy characters? MP: I would say that giving all your character’s a coherent past and backstory. Whenever I create a character, I start with a basic description, but then I go back and write down a quick biography – where they were

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Setting

How Much Research to Use in Historical Fiction & How Shakespearean Acting Can Help

March 5, 2014 by Fred E. Whyte

How has Shakespearean acting helped you with your historical writing? CE—Characters I play onstage and the characters I write about in my novels come from the same source. There is a place in my subconscious where all these people live, ready to tell their stories. They don’t seem to care which

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Business

Branding By Bunny: Easter Versus Playboy

April 16, 2014 by Carrie De Simas

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, you cannot help but be familiar with the tradition of the Easter Bunny: cute rabbit who clucks like a chicken and lays chocolate eggs for children to find on Easter morning. Yet, Easter has nothing to do with bunnies. So, how did the bunny

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