Monthly Archives: February 2011

IN THE ROUGH

Wait, did I just make a golf analogy? I hate golf, and I never do that. Oh, well. Anyway, last Sunday I finally finished the rough first draft of my urban fantasy novel, tentatively titled Cleopatra, Queen of Seattle. Last … Continue reading

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BOOKS FOR FANTASY AUTHORS X: WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL

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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STEP FIVE 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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SUCCESSFUL VS. SUCCESSFUL

It’s hardly an obscure word. I’m sure everyone knows what it means, but just in case, here is the definition from The New Oxford American Dictionary (2001): Successful adj. accomplishing an aim or purpose: a successful attack on the town. … Continue reading

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