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Wulf Moon
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This topic is to discuss the online course comments and teachings by Orson Scott Card, Tim Powers, and David Farland. Please open your post with the name of the instructor, the section he spoke or wrote in, and the gem you learned. Isolating key points of knowledge can help others single them out as well. We are here to share knowledge, and you can hardly do better than knowledge shared by three bestselling icons in speculative fiction. Shine a light on your lightbulb moments!

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Topic starter Posted : April 11, 2021 7:36 am
Scott_M_Sands
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Tim Powers - WotF Online Workshop, Section 5 (Writing Description)

 

I found this helpful: think of a real place when trying to describe settings in your story. Think about engaging different senses for that place (what it looked like, different smells, sounds, etc). 

Now use this to create the details for your story setting. The details are important.

They make the scenery come alive!

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Posted : April 18, 2021 8:57 pm
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Wulf Moon
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@scott_m_sands Great point. And Tim Powers is the master of researching locales and finding odd little details to make his stories vivid and unique! 

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Topic starter Posted : April 18, 2021 10:28 pm
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