Author Archives: Carma Spence

A Nematode in Love

How can nematode reproduction help you write an interesting alien species? Several science fiction tales have explored the possibilities of alternative forms of reproduction from what humanity uses. Ursula Le Guin explored this in much of her work, most notably The Left Hand of Darkness. I recently came upon some research that gives another possibility to explore.

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Diary of an Audiobook Author (almost)

Diary of an Audiobook Author (almost)

June is National Audiobook and to celebrate, I fully intended to launch the audiobook version of Public Speaking Super Powers. I hired an audio engineer. I verified which of my microphones would be best to use. And I purchased a mini-sound-proofing device to help make the sound crisper. This was all done by February. Plenty of time to get this all done, right?

Then I started working on the script.

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In Celebration of National Poetry Month: A Poetry F.A.Q.

In Celebration of National Poetry Month: A Poetry F.A.Q.

Poetry can be hard to define, but most people know a poem when they read one. Some people love poetry; others can do without it. Regardless, understanding this art form — as a reader or a writer — is part of any well-rounded education. Therefore, in honor of National Poetry Month, which happens every April, I’ve decided to present some frequently asked questions and their answers.

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