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The sixth stop on our blog tour is at Ebon Shores. Holly gives some tips for writing disabled characters. “When writing, stepping outside your comfort zone can be pretty intimidating and I think, for most people, writing disabled* characters seems to fit in the “out of my comfort zone” category.  So I’m here to give a few tips on how to tackle disabled characters in your writing.” Read more at Ebon...

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The fifth stop on our blog tour is at SF Signal. Tsana talks about disabled and chronically ill characters in speculative fiction. “How many speculative fiction stories have you read with disabled or chronically ill characters playing a major role? I’d be surprised if the answer is more than a few. I suspect that a lot of the time writers don’t want to put disabled or chronically ill characters into their stories because they...

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The fourth stop on our blog tour is at Speculating on SpecFic. Tsana asks the question: What kind of apocalypse would you survive? “The other day when I was driving to work, the song “The Fall” by Peter and the Wolf came on. It’s a song about the end of the world and the lyrics, which are pretty clearly sung (always a plus), ask the question: “Who were you before the fall?”. The basic idea is, when the world ends our...

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The third stop on our blog tour is an interview with SC Flynn at SCy-Fy. We answer questions including: What is the submission process? Do you have any specific advice for writers who might want to contribute to Defying Doomsday? And What are some good research resources? Find out our answers to these questions and more at SCy-Fy: http://scflynn.com/2015/04/04/blog-tour-interview-defying-doomsday-anthology *** You can find more posts...

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The second stop on our blog tour is at Adventures of a Bookonaut. Holly Kench talks about realism and disability in the apocalypse: “I’ve heard some people argue that having disabled characters in apocalypse fiction is unrealistic. Apparently, in science fiction, the reanimation of the dead is possible. So is an alien invasion. But a disabled person surviving during an apocalypse? Now that’s just silly. We can only take...

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Our Defying Doomsday blog tour has begun and our first stop is at Diversity in YA. Tsana Dolichva talks about the inspiration behind Defying Doomsday: “The idea for Defying Doomsday came to me when I was reading Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. The book is set largely in a Nazi concentration camp for women, and amid the usual low-level torture that comes with this sort of situation, the prisoners were forced to stand around...

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