Welcome to the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

Scifi/fantasy author and Desert Nights, Rising Stars faculty Michael A. Stackpole sits down with Piper to discuss his approach to writing character.

Recent Blog Posts

Inside Out

November 17,2014 Insomnia taught me how to create believable characters for fiction. Even at age seven, I never readily fell asleep after my enforced bed time. Without adult definitions of “good” vs. “bad,” it never occurred... Continue Reading

Scheherazade’s Call

November 03,2014 Once upon a time is the gate to the entire world. The Velveteen Rabbit was one of those magic stories that saved my life. I remember the line drawings of the Bunny all alone on... Continue Reading
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