Monthly Archives: January 2010

EXCUSE ME, NUMBER ONE, I HAVE TO GO NUMBER TWO

It was twenty years ago or so—seems insane to imagine it was that long ago—that I happened to be watching an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation with my mother. I’m a full-on Trekkie, an utterly unashamed fan of … Continue reading

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BOOKS FOR FANTASY AUTHORS IV: WORLD BUILDER’S HANDBOOK

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

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CROSS & MIX GENRES

Start with some simple advice: If you don’t read fantasy, don’t try to write fantasy, and if you don’t read science fiction, don’t try to write science fiction. And that extends out to mixing genres. If you don’t read romance, … Continue reading

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WRITE FOR YOUR AUDIENCE

The publishing business can have a tendency to pigeon-hole an author into a certain genre or age group, but a number of successful authors, Iain Banks perhaps most notably, have managed to step in and out of the fantasy and … Continue reading

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