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SpecFic Digest May 22: Discounted Writing Courses, Worldbuilding Tools, and More Writing Resources

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Welcome to the semiweekly SpecFic Digest, a roundup of curated resources from across the web to help you create and publish fantasy, science-fiction, and horror and discover new works of stellar fiction!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Worldbuilding” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1495390290539{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1495390555490{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”]The Worldbuilding Framework

A quick guide and ongoing email course from The Worldbuilding School to help you organize your worldbuilding. Sign up here.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]What novels have the most creative and original worldbuilding?

Discussion on books with fleshed out and memorable worlds to serve as inspiration for your own worldbuilding efforts. Read on Quora.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Genre Tropes” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1495391658675{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1495391721558{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”]Writing Fantasy Fiction: How To Make The Magic Work

Article on creating a believeable magic system in your fantasy story. Read on Standoutbooks.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Things in Speculative Fiction That Would Be Unforgivably Offensive If Only Everyone Was Human

Mistakes to avoid when including alien or non-human species in your speculative fiction story. Read on Springhole.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Self-Publishing” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1495391937902{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text]$10 Course Sale on Udemy!

Grab any course on Udemy for only $10. Check out courses on writing and self-publishing.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]It takes money to make money – An exploration of why so many indie authors fail.

Discussion of common mistakes that indie authors make when self-publishing and marketing their work and which areas are best to spend money. Read on r/selfpublish.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Character Creation” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1495391614396{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Dynamic Character: How to Create a Compelling Protagonist

An article and infographic on how to create memorable, dynamic characters that your audience will remember using three popular characters as examples. Read on Reedsy.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Ultimate Character Questionnaire

Need help fleshing out a character? This questionnaire with over 150 questions just might help. View the questionnaire.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Free Fiction” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1495391603319{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1495390917412{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”]Genre Reader Urban Fantasy Promotion

Genre Reader is holding a promotion via Instafreebie for 12 free urban fantasy books through March 31st. Grab your free books here.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Behind You

An ongoing episodic horror comic. Check it out on Taptastic.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”General Writing Advice” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1495392221107{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1495392307908{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”]Patience over the Long, Long Haul

How to find your way through some common writing problems. Read on Writer Unboxed.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]25 Steps to Edit the Unmerciful Suck out of Your Story

Turning your first draft into a polished manuscript. Read on Terrible Minds.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Want more? For a curated collection of fantasy, science-fiction, and horror writing resources, visit The Trove.

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Zed Amadeo

Zed Amadeo, indie author of fantasy and horror, has always held a curiosity for the unexplained. Especially that of the most elusive mystery of them all: the human psyche. Zed continues to be inspired by the strange happenings in the world, serving as fuel for Zed's latest fiction works.

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