Monthly Archives: October 2010

THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S EXERCISES IV: A Brief History of the Alpha Centauri System

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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STEP TWO 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 X: PAUL PARK

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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WANTED: ONE DEADLINE, ANY CONDITION

By now everybody knows that since June I’ve had a little extra time on my hands. Lots of people have been asking me how I’ve been filling it, and I’ve largely been telling the truth. I did slack a bit … Continue reading

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