Monthly Archives: September 2010

BOOKS FOR FANTASY AUTHORS VII: BORN STANDING UP

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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STEP ONE ERRATA & ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

Is there such a thing as a perfect book? If there is, I haven’t read one, let alone written one. One of the things I’d hoped to accomplish with this blog was not just to promote the book but to … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEWS IX: BRENDAN DENEEN

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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NATIONAL BUY A BOOK DAY

Is it National Buy a Book Day already? YES IT IS! Wait, what the hell am I talking about? If you haven’t heard already, today you are instructed, at least encouraged, to go to ANY book store and buy ANY … Continue reading

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