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Karina Lumbert Fabian

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Karina Fabian is a science fiction and fantasy writers, author of 16 novels, three anthologies, a devotional and many stories and articles. Her latest science fiction novel, Discovery, features religious sisters in space, and she’s working on rebooting her DragonEye series, which stars a snarky dragon working under the direction of the Church. She teaches writing and is an active member of the Catholic Writers Guild. http://fabianspace.com ...more

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Karina Lumbert Fabian Get a thick skin. This is a business of constant rejection, and it's often not personal. Even excellent books get rejected because they don't fit the …moreGet a thick skin. This is a business of constant rejection, and it's often not personal. Even excellent books get rejected because they don't fit the publisher's needs. So if you have had your book critiqued and polished and it's rejected, shrug it off and submit elsewhere.

A thick skin and confidence is also needed in the critique stage. You need to be able to take constructive criticism and to be willing to tear something apart and revise. I spent all of 2016 doing this with my DragonEye series. I've basically tossed out two attempts at an origin story (50,000+ words) and revised a significant part of my world based on the advice of my new mentor and crit group. The resulting novel is going to be lighter and more fun, but it was hard work, and I've got 20 years' experience novel writing.(less)
Karina Lumbert Fabian I don't believe in writer's block. It sounds like some mysterious, outside force has stopped my writing. If I am not writing, something inside me is c…moreI don't believe in writer's block. It sounds like some mysterious, outside force has stopped my writing. If I am not writing, something inside me is causing me to not write - a story intimidates me, I'm not happy with my current books sales, I'm feeling lazy... The only answer is to address the issue and to write, write, write, even if I don't feel like it. Imagine if lawyers got "blocked" or carpenters or police officers and then used that excuse to stop doing their work. Writing, while creative, is still something you must choose to do when the words don't come easily.(less)
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Space: It’s big; it’s full of crazy, exciting, unknown things; and it’s ours for the exploring! These are the adventures of the HuFleet ship Impulsive. It’s ongoing mission, to explore new worlds, to meet new species and learn their way, and most of all to do stuff! Any stuff. Hey, that looks interesting? Can I do that? Hold my beer and watch!

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Aargh! Its 3 am!

I picked this up to read a chapter this afternoon. It's 3 am, and I just finished. Somehow, I managed to weep silently through the touching parts. Terrific love story. Terrific ending to the trilogy.
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Andrew is as good a writer as he is an actor! I very much enjoyed this in-depth look at Garay, and loved the weaving of multiple storylines.
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“Deryl, we all make mistakes; we all get twisted in some way or another. Some of us do horrifying, evil things. But that doesn’t make us evil, and yanking out a chunk of your personality isn’t going to make you good. It just makes you incomplete.”
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“in the Mundane world, dragons are liberal arts majors.”
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“Is it not enough that species after species on this earth fades into extinction at a rate of one per minute?" I did some math. "That means every species on your planet would be extinct in ninety-six years. When did you start counting?”
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