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Guest Post: So, you want to write a superhero story? by Samantha Bryant August 1, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — mirymom @ 1:21 am

Look! I’m on No Wasted Ink, Wendy Van Camp’s fabulous blog 🙂

No Wasted Ink

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Superhero is a small, but thriving niche genre under the speculative fiction umbrella. It includes stories with characters and worlds you might already know and love as well as brand new inventions. In some of these stories, superheroes are a brand new thing that no one has ever seen before; in others, they are a known entity and work together in quasi-military groups. Anything is possible.

There have been some great superhero novels and short stories published in the past decade or so, and more great stories are popping up all the time. (Here’s a post I did for DIY MFA featuring five of my favorites). Thanks to the popularity of superhero movies and TV shows, it looks promising for continued growth for a while yet. The potential is endless. There’s room for lots of great storytelling here in the superhero tent, so I’m happy you’re thinking of joining our…

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