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I love it when a plan comes together...

Problem: My protagonist's honorable-yet-domineering father has a habit of vanishing for chapters at a stretch. Supposedly, he's still around, but he doesn't appear in any of the scenes.

Second Problem: The current draft includes a number of scenes with too little tension. Important information is being conveyed, but there's no emotional edge to it.

Now that I'm revising, I've decided to use one problem to solve the other. I'll simply let Mikaena's father show up during the low-tension conversations. That ought to inject a nifty bit of drama.


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Nancy Fulda -- Hugo and Nebula Nominee

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That Undiscovered Country
Jim Baen Memorial
Award Winner


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Movement
2011 Nebula Nominee

Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, March 2011

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The Breath of Heaven
Stories from Distant Worlds

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In the Halls of the Sky-Palace
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Backlash (novelette)
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 2010

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The Man Who
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Phobos Award Winner

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Dead Men Don't Cry:
11 Stories by Nancy Fulda


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Nothing This Fun Could be Good for You (article)
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Clarkesworld Magazine





Like Rain From Silver Skies
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Basement Stories





Knowing Neither Kin Nor Foe
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Nancy Fulda is a 2012 Hugo and Nebula Nominee, a Phobos Award winner and a Vera Hinckley Mayhew Award recipient. She is the first (and so far only) female recipient of the Jim Baen Memorial Award. Her fiction has appeared in a number of professional venues.

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