Monthly Archives: January 2011

THE 2+3 TEAM: ORGANIZING FOR CATEGORY-AGNOSTIC CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

From Disney and their recently acquired Marvel Entertainment to Microsoft’s freshly-minted Halo-centric 343 Industries, more and more media companies are coming to recognize the power of the global intellectual property, and are no longer limiting their thinking to a single … Continue reading

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STEP FOUR ERRATA & ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (Part Two)

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 XII: JESS LEBOW

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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BOOKS FOR FANTASY AUTHORS IX: THE ESSENTIALS

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

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