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Featured Author

Kevin Bennett

 

Bio

Head spinning in a caffeinated fugue, Kevin Bennett once found himself shredding down a Martian ski-slope with a thousand irate Nephilim howling in his wake. On the way, he rescued twenty damsels, had lunch, and fully calculated Pi. In close company, he goes by the pseudonym “Rip’t Mikchete.”

Really.

He totally does.

Don't even say: "Kevin", or "Kevo" or "Hey, Bennett!"

He won't hear you.

You gotta say: "Rip't".

"But he isn't ripped," you say. "He's got the beginnings of a pony keg he hides under an omnipresent vest and an overt fondness for frosted pastries." How oddly specific and overly observant of you. And also irrelevant. Because his soul has a six-pack! And no Twinkie can touch that! Also, he's written some stories of note, like: "2135: The Year Disco Came Back", which you can listen to online for free. Or his debut Novel "Indigo Men", which you can download in e-book format from drdino.com. One of these days it'll get a decent edit and a hardback with a plastic dust-jacket, God-willing. Until then, just remember: Kevin Bennett. He's a pretty cool dude.


The Zharmae Publishing Press recently published his short story Of Dogs & Vomit and will be releasing his full length work, The Thief and the Sacrifice in February 2015

 

Writer's Workshop

First Guide to World Building

 

First Guide to World Building

(With the Amish as an example)

World-building encompasses several steps to achieve a complete independent society. From laying out the basic foundations of your alternate realm–class systems, religion, language, and occupation–to adding finishing touches like custom jewelry and deciding what fashion trends they follow, each step adds complexity and thus, realism and believability to your setting.

This ethnography will use the Amish as an example, to illustrate how a society has many tiny parts that come together to create a functional whole.

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