Write, Relationships, Story

Pitching Woo: Tips for Writing Sex Scenes

It’s February and romance is in the air! For writers, though, the prospect of romance all too often leads to that most tricksy of tasks: penning the dreaded sex scene. Sure, there are writers who have made smutty stories into a craft all their own. They have my respect and my undying envy, because, for… Continue reading Pitching Woo: Tips for Writing Sex Scenes

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A Geeky Guide to Getting the Words Out: Writing Resources

The gang here at TGE covers a wide range of topics, but we share a love of the written word, of storytelling, of all the wild wonders that come with indulging in the wordsmith's art. While no one can tell you how to write, thanks to the wonder of the Internet, there are countless resources… Continue reading A Geeky Guide to Getting the Words Out: Writing Resources

Write, Feminism, Gender

Writers’ Perspectives: On Matriarchal Societies, Creating Languages, and Writing Against the Grain

Hey, Geeks. I’m glad you’re here. I know that I’ve been poking fun at other people’s creations over the last several weeks, but I want to take a break from that. Let’s dive into my favorite Geekdom: Writing. As some of you know, my debut novel came out a year ago this month. It has… Continue reading Writers’ Perspectives: On Matriarchal Societies, Creating Languages, and Writing Against the Grain

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The Geek Embassy Podcast, Podcast, Role Play, Story

TGE Ep 23 – Plays: Pathfinder – Finding the Path

Finding the Path: Episode 5 of The Keeper of the Dead Saga Greetings, Geeks! Finding the path is the next move in our adventurers' journey. It's not a clear move forward after running into a giant spider nest but our adventurers persevere. They find new complexities await them at the base of the mountains. Each… Continue reading TGE Ep 23 – Plays: Pathfinder – Finding the Path

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Symbols & Metaphor – Good Words Returns!

Fear not, writing and literary fans! Good Words returns and we tackle Symbols and Metaphors. My apologies for the delay in continuing the series. The demands on my time this semester have been more intense because of my course load and have kept me away from my computer. Thankfully, summer is on the horizon and a… Continue reading Symbols & Metaphor – Good Words Returns!

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Good Words: Literary Devices – Imagery

Imagery Good Words returns with a new series: Literary Devices, the approaches our favorite authors use to bring our favorite worlds to life. Literary devices range far and wide. Often times we hear these terms used in casual conversation without a complete understanding of the definitions or purpose. With this series, we aim to help… Continue reading Good Words: Literary Devices – Imagery

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Good Words – Round/Flat & Static/Dynamic Characters

Round and flat, static and dynamic. What are we talking about here, shapes and textures? Nope! We are discussing characters and how some grow and change (round and dynamic) and some don't (flat and static). It can sound even from this short description like round and dynamic characters are better than flat and static characters.… Continue reading Good Words – Round/Flat & Static/Dynamic Characters

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Good Words: Antiheroes & Antivillains

Antiheroes and Antivillains. One of these terms I'm sure you've heard before. We've discussed antiheroes many times in the podcasts and hangouts we've recorded over the years. But what about the other term, antivillains? Before this discussion, I had never come across the term "antivillain" before Evan brought it up for this discussion. It's a… Continue reading Good Words: Antiheroes & Antivillains