Special Announcement-Guest Blogs

As a writer, I value the work of other writers and would like to support a trend that helps spread the word about writers across the internet and blogosphere. Beginning in 2014, I will be supporting other writers with occasional Guest Blogs here at Experiments in Writing and Marketing.

If you are an author with an upcoming or recently released book or you have a blog on a topic that has been covered here, I welcome you to contact me about hosting a post for you. Choose one of the dates below and email me with the date you would like, the topic you would like to cover, and a link to your blog or website.

Dates available:
January 24, 2014
March 7, 2014
April 18, 2014
May 30, 2014
August 1, 2014
September 12, 2014
October 24, 2014
January 9, 2015

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Religion

I have been pondering what kind of role religion will play in this world. Every culture seems to have some kind of religion so I know there has to be one, or more, in this world. Not every character has to follow the same religion and while some may disagree with me, atheism is also a religion. Committing to not “believe” in a “god,” means that you are following the beliefs of those that choose to “not believe in a god.”

Characters in a story should be just as varied as the people in real life. Not everyone has the same type of childhood, skin color, parents, traditions, and beliefs.

Science has fundamentally altered how the people in my story live their lives. It has obtained a type of power over them. A religion based on science would be ideal for this world. Not every character will want to follow the established beliefs but it will guide how they were brought up and trained.

I also want to point what every writer faces at some time or another. Yes, I put a part of myself in stories but my values and beliefs are not those of every single character that I create.

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