News From 
Forward Motion 

Issue #1: 01/01/01

Feature Articles
Making Histories
By J.S. Burke
Women and Childbearing 
in Fantasy

By Bryn Neuenschwander
Matching Your Money to Your World 
By Ron Brown
Capturing Time for the Muse
By Vicki McElfresh
In Praise of Praise:
A Second Look at Critiquing

By Lazette Gifford
Building a Better Beast
By Sarah Jane Elliott
State of the Horror Genre
By Ron Brown
Poetry and Everyday  Life
By Jennifer St. Clair Bush
Your Characters Are 
Not Puppets

By Anne M. Marble
Science Fiction: 
Are We Going Somewhere 

By Bob Billing
Stage & Screen: 
The Promise of Premise
By Robin Catesby
Suspense & Mystery:
The Motives of Villains 
and Heroes in Suspense Fiction
By Shane P. Carr
Young Adult & Children:
The Gulf
By Justin Stanchfield
Young Writer's Scene:
Five Practical Tips for Young Writers
By Beth Adele Long
Book Reviews
Web Site Reviews
How Critique Circles Work
By Jim Mills
Doggerel Contest Winner
News from Forward Motion

There is always something going on at the Forward Motion Writer's Community.  It's easy to become a member, and the site is free. 

Maren sold her first novel, ANISE,  to Wildside Press.  Coincidently, this was a novel she rewrote during the first Forward Motion Writing Dare!

January 1, 2001 is the first day of the second Community Writing Dare.  We have over 30 people so far, but there's always room for more!  There are several categories for this dare, which includes master and apprentice, novel, short story, and rewrite sections.  Late-comers are welcome to join.  There will be new dares starting in April, July, and October.  Check out the information on the Games and Contests page.

The site also features a daily writing exercise.  These range from "Write an Interesting first sentence" to "Have a conversation with one of your characters."  The posts are a lot of fun!  Come and join us at the Workshops and Exercises Boards

Publication News:

Courage of FalconsTo defeat the Dragons, Kait and Ry must destroy the source of the sorcerers' power -- the Mirror of Souls. But if they succeed, they will lose the only weapon that can stop Luercas from becoming a demonic god who will enslave the entire world . . . forever.
 Read the preview chapters | Read the reviews | View the cover | Order the book 

The world premiere of Robin Catesby & Michael Allen Harrison's adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit was performed at the beautiful 2700 seat Arlene Schnitzter Concert Hall in Portland Oregon, this past December 21-24th. For more information about the production, the script and the music (including the original cast recording CD), visit .

Embiid Publishing

March 2001:
Embiid Publishing will present their first electronic original: 
by Lazette Gifford.


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