Monthly Archives: October 2009

KING OF THE CAPITAL

Time and again in fantasy novels, authors misuse capitalization in regards to titles, offices, ranks, and organizations. Why? I don’t know—probably a 50/50 mixture of their just not knowing the rules, and an effort to create some kind of emphasis … Continue reading

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SNIPPETS FROM THE FIRST DRAFT

I’m still oh so very busily working away at the first draft of what will eventually be called either The Fantasy Author’s Handbook or The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller, … Continue reading

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WORDSTOCK 2009

This last Saturday (October 10, 2009) I was a guest, along with my friend Bob Salvatore, at the Wordstock festival in Portland, Oregon. This was my first Wordstock, and though I’ve attended different sorts of conventions, book fairs, and conferences … Continue reading

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LIVE LONG AND PROSPER, AUTHORS

The most recent copy of Locus was waiting for me at my desk this morning, and I’d only just started thumbing through it when I was struck by two thoughts. The first was, “Uh oh, I forgot to write a … Continue reading

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