#UFchat Topics

#UFchat Topics discussed to date...
(Urban Fantasy Chat for Writers & Readers - weekly on Twitter)

...with links! Just click on the title and you'll go straight to the transcript. Related resources/posts/articles are tweeted at the end of every chat for further study & research. Dates are for when the chat occurred.

Feel free to contact me on Twitter (@inkgypsy) with ideas for chat topics, extra resources or any other comments you may have. :)

(Most recent topic at top of the list)
  • The Human Factor in UF MCs - from mundane human to magical hybrid: how human are/do you want our UF MCs to be - really? Are they really just like us but with xtra-great boots & xtra-fast sass? The human side of our MCs – what makes them like us? - December 4th, 2010 

  • Alpha Males, Beta Boys & Other Bad Boys in UF - PART 1 (September 11th, 2010) & PART II (September 18th, 2010)    

  • Roasting the UF Genre – Pet Peeves & Wish Lists - Round One (August 28th, 2010) & Round Two (September 4th, 2010) 

  • The UF & PNR Overlap with Special Guest Q&A with Patti O’Shea - August 21st, 2010

  • The Importance of the 'U' (urban) in UF & Mapping UF - August 14th, 2010 (What’s the importance of the ‘U’ in UF? What does ‘urban’ mean to you?AND Mapping UF – the ‘WHERE’s (ie. the types of places UF writers base their stories in as well as cities used in UF series), the WHY of why writers choose to root their stories in a place [eg. from the practical “I’m familiar as it’s my home town”, through “the city has a ton of bridges which are important to my creatures and to my plots”] & the IMPORTANCE of cities in UF [why cities? What’s a city anyway and why is it important to the UF genre? Why are contemporary fantasies not necessarily UF?].)
  • Secret (closed) Worlds vs 'Revamped' (open) Worlds - August 7th, 2010 (Hidden worlds versus open worlds – what do you prefer? Secret knowledge and hidden entrances into the magic world among us (ie. the barrista behind the counter is actually part werewolf but nobody knows) OR magic walking the streets and a ‘revamped’ world (ie. the barrista behind the counter shows a little fang when handing you your latte which is not an uncommon sight these days)? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?)
  • How People Discovered UF & What Its Roots Are - July 31st, 2010 (How did you discover UF? By what books/genres/etc? AND What’s under the UF umbrella? Genres & flavors of UF: what have you come across? What’s your personal reading and/or writing preference?)