Monthly Archives: April 2010

BOOKS FOR FANTASY AUTHORS VI: TAKE JOY

From time to time I’ll recommend—not review, mind you, but recommend, and yes, there is a difference—books that I think fantasy authors should have on their shelves. Some may be new and still in print, some may be difficult to … Continue reading

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DON’T APOLOGIZE FOR HAVING FUN

I began the day with a sense of intellectual terror—I didn’t know what to write about for this week’s Fantasy Author’s Handbook post. I want to recommend Jane Yolen’s exemplary Take Joy, but don’t have my copy of it on … Continue reading

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SHOW ME A STORY

Among the best pieces of advice ever given to writers of fiction is “show don’t tell.” It’s one I try my best to keep an eye on both as a writer and as an editor. Basically it works like this: … Continue reading

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SAKURA-CON 2010: WHERE MY NERDY SISTERS AT?

I am the proud father of a fifteen-year-old anime/manga fan, and last weekend I was her escort to Sakura-Con, a huge, lively, weird, wild, and cool anime convention here in Seattle. I’ve been to conventions before, believe me. The first … Continue reading

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