Monthly Archives: July 2010

IN SEARCH OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPH

In his immortal Tao te Ching, Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu wrote, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” It could be said, too, that even a hundred-thousand word novel starts with a single . . . letter? Word? … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEWS VI: LOU ANDERS

As part of the process of writing The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction, I interviewed a few key players in the SF/fantasy community. Their wisdom and generosity is liberally sprinkled throughout the book, but I couldn’t use every … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S EXERCISES II: COVER COPY

This series of posts was inspired by an edit. Cut out of the final edition of The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction was a short appendix that began with this paragraph: We’ve learned a lot over the last … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEWS V: CHANTELLE SHAW

The previous four interviews in this series have been with people who were kind and generous enough to help me out with research for The Guide to Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction, but this one is a little different, though … Continue reading

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