Creating Vespa of WYNDE: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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Here’s the thing you learn as a storyteller: sometimes you have to take a leap and see where it gets you. ~Tricia Barr

To me, stories aren’t just words on a page, but whole ideas realized in my head. When I write a character, I know who they are, which made it really fun to hear Star Wars Rebels Greg Weisman share his thoughts on creating strong characters on Fangirls Going Rogue. He talked about giving the characters first and last names, histories, anything that helps shape their motivations. As he spoke, I heard affirmation of my approach on my space opera Wynde. While in the process of writing the novel, I always knew there would be more to these characters’ stories. I have a larger master plan that includes five novels in the series, stand-alone tie-in novels, numerous short stories, and artwork. Additional goals are even loftier than that, but the foundation upon which the characters are built is the most important part.

When I got to a point where I was ready to commission the first artwork, finding an artist whose art spoke to me, and would also be willing to work with an up-and-coming storyteller, was a challenge. I also had set a goal to work with a female artist. After a couple of starts, I realized the artist I really wanted – if I could dream impossibly big – was Magali Villeneuve. At first, I never considered asking her; she was too amazing. She works on . . . → Read More: Creating Vespa of WYNDE: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Athena’s Daughters Interview with Editor Maggie Allen

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Interview with Maggie Allen, author of numerous stories and editor of Silence in the Library’s Athena’s Daughters 2. . . . → Read More: Athena’s Daughters Interview with Editor Maggie Allen

So Long, Farewell, My Assembly of Geeks Friends

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Tricia joins the Assembly of Geeks for her last episode as co-host. . . . → Read More: So Long, Farewell, My Assembly of Geeks Friends

Hunger Games, Star Trek, and their Future on Assembly of Geeks

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Assembly of Geeks talks the futures of Star Trek and Hunger Games franchises, plus Greg Berlanti. . . . → Read More: Hunger Games, Star Trek, and their Future on Assembly of Geeks

The Force Awakens the Assembly of Geeks

The Assembly of Geeks talks Frozen and The Force Awakens teaser trailer. . . . → Read More: The Force Awakens the Assembly of Geeks

The Force Awakens Reaction Special: Hyperspace Theories – Episode 3.x

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A special edition of Hyperspace Theories discussing the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens! . . . → Read More: The Force Awakens Reaction Special: Hyperspace Theories – Episode 3.x

WYNDE Around the Web: November 25, 2014

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Catching up on all things related to my novel WYNDE and the Fireheart Series! . . . → Read More: WYNDE Around the Web: November 25, 2014

Director Lexi Alexander Talks Star Wars

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Director Lexi Alexander talks Star Wars and Wonder Woman with Schmoes Know podcast. . . . → Read More: Director Lexi Alexander Talks Star Wars

Assembly of Geeks Talks Cancelled Star Wars Projects

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The latest Assembly of Geeks dives into the Batman documentary “Legend of the Knights” and ponders cancelled Star Wars projects. . . . → Read More: Assembly of Geeks Talks Cancelled Star Wars Projects

Marvel Mayhem on Assembly of Geeks

This week’s episode of Assembly of Geeks. . . . → Read More: Marvel Mayhem on Assembly of Geeks