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Why Baen’s Bar Works

The three 1632 conferences and the two Universe Annex conferences go back to 2000 or so, when we were soliciting new writers for Jim Baen’s Universe magazine and for the Grantville Gazette in its infancy. The Universe magazine died because it was before its time…If...

Writing for the Gazette (or any other venue)

Characters are what drives good writing. You can have a wonderful plot, and do wonderful description, but if your characters don’t feel real, you don’t have a story. Throughout the history of the 1632 Universe, it has been the characters who move the stories. From the...