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The Fundamental Difference Between Fantasy and Science Fiction

You’d be forgiven if you didn’t know the exact boundaries between fantasy and science fiction. Fans of one tend to be fans of the other, resulting in a lot of cross-pollination and blurring. It happens so often that they’re commonly grouped under the umbrella-term “speculative fiction.” Any fan will tell you that science fiction is more than spaceships and crazy gadgets, and fantasy is more than dragons and sorcery. There is a difference between these two genres, but it’s not where you think it is.

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Writing Prompts 4

April showers bring – writing prompts. That’s the best seasonal joke I can come up with. Anyway, here are five more for your writing routine.

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Idea You Can Steal 4 -- Grandma's Coupons

The calendar has given March an extra Friday, so here’s a bonus story idea for your Easter basket. Enjoy!

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Friday Flash 3 -- Black Thunder

Inspired by “Blackened Soul” by Adrian von Ziegler

Clouds gather overhead, black against the evening sun. Wind flees before the army, turning up the leaves on the trees. I can taste the heat, thick with anticipation.

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Idea You Can Steal 3 -- The Box

Top o’ the mornin’ to ye, friends. (Or afternoon, or evening, or…) Happy St. Patrick’s Day! There may not be a pot of gold at the of this rainbow, but there is a story idea.

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