A Galaxy of Possibilities
Academic Natacha Guyot has taken on an ambitious project to promote discussion on character writing, diversity and Star Wars fandom that will span across several online platforms. From the opening post for A Galaxy of Possibilities:
Welcome to A Galaxy of Possibilities: Discussing Character Writing, Diversity, Star Wars and Fandom! This series will be posted as a Tuesday weekly feature. It will last thirty six episodes and I hope that many will join the discussion, whether you are an author, a Star Wars fan, and/or someone interested in diversity in cultural and media representations. Storytelling is extremely diversified and belongs to many people, not only the industries but also to the fans and the wide span of authors that range from amateur to professional, or even some hybrid possibilities for one can be a professional in a certain genre and still enjoy fan writing, roleplaying, fan fiction or else, as a hobby.
If you are interested in joining the discussion, you will be able to do so via WordPress, Tumblr, Twitter and emails. By making this series a weekly feature, I am leaving room to include follow up posts to a given installment, in case questions or feedback call for them.
Guyot has created a main page for the project. Her first two entries – Satkia Wayne (Jedi) and Lorenza Pyrrin (Jedi) – discuss different elements of character building and the many variables that go into creating compelling characters that are relatable and diverse. The project should be helpful to anyone trying to improve their role playing game or storytelling skills.
I encourage you to check it out.
Up this week Hapan character Lymneira.
Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and strong female characters. She also writes about Star Wars for Random House’s science fiction and fantasy blog Suvudu.com and Star Wars Insider magazine and is a contributor for Her Universe’s Year of the Fangirl. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Assembly of Geeks and RebelForce Radio Presents Fangirls Going Rogue.
Tricia Barr’s novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library’s successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena’s Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
For updates on all things FANgirl follow @FANgirlcantina on Twitter or like FANgirl Zone on Facebook. At times she tries the Tumblr.
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