<![CDATA[V. S. Holmes - Official Site of the Award-Winning Author - News]]>Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:44:58 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[L. M. Durand gets into blood and mercy!]]>Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://vsholmes.com/news/l-m-durand-gets-into-blood-and-mercy
I jumped over to L. M. Durand's blog to discuss Blood and Mercy, my biggest challenge writing it, my favorite part, and so much more! 

Where do you like writing and why? Favorite snacks and/or beverage?

I’ve got a desk set up in a corner of our one-room apt, with my big rig computer. It’s surrounded by art and bones–my favorite being a cel of Molly Grue from The Last Unicorn, and a few skulls I’ve acquired over the years. ...read more
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<![CDATA[Element Unknown and Parallels of Programming with Brittani S Avery]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:16:55 GMThttp://vsholmes.com/news/element-unknown-and-parallels-of-programming-with-brittani-s-avery
I dove into elemental magic mechanics, the process of discovering a story with "what ifs" and the parallels between creativity and computer programming with Brittani Avery. We also discussed various personality types and how studying them impacted Avery's incredible world of Element Unknown.

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<![CDATA[Elements Unknown and Parallels of Programming with Brittani S Avery]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMThttp://vsholmes.com/news/elements-unknown-and-parallels-of-programming-with-brittani-s-avery
I dove into elemental magic mechanics, the process of discovery a story with "what ifs" and the parallels between creativity and computer programming with Brittani Avery. We also discuss various personality types and how studying them impacted Avery's incredible world of Elements Unknown.

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<![CDATA[The Resurgence and Power of Subtle Science Fiction]]>Sun, 28 Jun 2020 21:48:32 GMThttp://vsholmes.com/news/the-resurgence-and-power-of-subtle-science-fiction
I had the amazing opportunity to guest post on File 770, the Hugo-winning fan site dedicated to all things science fiction this week.  I discussed SFF's shift in tone to focus on more subtle story telling, how it is powerful, and why we're seeing it now. Thank you so much to Mike Glyer for passing the mic!
Science Fiction Fantasy as a genre is known for tackling massive scopes and complicated settings, from Blade Runner’s seedy cyberpunk cities to the galactic warfare in Ender’s Game. In the past decade, however, sci-fi has undergone a tonal shift from action-packed pages and explosion-filled screens to creeping subtlety. While blockbuster action films and space marines are still fun fan favorites, focus has shifted to reflect the audiences’ deeper understanding of our own world–and how it inspires SFF world building. ...read more
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