Monthly Archives: April 2011

THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEWS XIV: JIM MINZ

What is it about Wisconsin that seems to breed science fiction and fantasy authors and editors? Whatever it is, West Bend native Jim Minz is a carrier. He began his career in publishing as an intern for editor/agent James Frenkel … Continue reading

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PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

You’ve heard that old joke. A guy asks a New York cabbie how to get to Carnegie Hall, and the cabbie says, “Practice, practice, practice.” I’ve written before about work ethic issues, deadlines, laziness, and the barriers we tend to … Continue reading

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PART III 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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WONDERCON 2011

Last weekend I flew down to San Francisco from home-base Seattle for the big giant comic book/pop culture convention Wondercon. Though both big and giant compared to some conventions I’ve attended, Wondercon is a little sister convention to the overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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