Monthly Archives: October 2013

SCIENCE FICTION CAN BE FUN AGAIN

But that’ll be up to us. I tend to read both science fiction and fantasy from the opposite ends of the spectrum. I love new, avant garde, experimental (whatever you want to call it) literary SF and fantasy by the … Continue reading

Posted in authors helping authors, authors to writers, best fantasy blogs, best genre fiction blogs, best horror blogs, best science fiction blogs, best websites for authors, best websites for writers, Books, comic books, creative team, E-Books, fiction writing blog, fiction writing websites, help for writers, helping writers become authors, how to write fantasy, how to write fiction, how to write horror, how to write science fiction, indie publishing, Publishing Business, Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, science fiction movies, Science Fiction Story, SF and Fantasy Authors, websites for authors, websites for writers, writers to authors, Writing, writing advice, Writing Community, writing fantasy, writing horror, writing science fiction, Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

ONE HOUR AND COUNTING

. . . before I have to head out to the Bellevue College North Campus to teach Week 5 of my eight-week Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction class. I’m almost ready, almost caught up on all the stories from the students . . . almost, … Continue reading

Posted in Books, E-Books, indie publishing, POD, Publishing Business, RPG, Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, SF and Fantasy Authors, transmedia, Writing, Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WRITE-AROUNDS

Quite some time ago, in a post entitled To Swear Or Not To Swear, I brought up the idea of the work-around, or what I’ll now call the write-around. In that case the idea was to avoid using either real-world … Continue reading

Posted in authors helping authors, authors to writers, best fantasy blogs, best genre fiction blogs, best horror blogs, best science fiction blogs, best websites for authors, best websites for writers, Books, fiction writing blog, fiction writing websites, help for writers, helping writers become authors, how to write fantasy, how to write fiction, how to write horror, how to write science fiction, Publishing Business, Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, SF and Fantasy Authors, transmedia, websites for authors, websites for writers, writers to authors, Writing, writing advice, Writing Community, writing fantasy, writing horror, writing science fiction, Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

WRITE DOWN THESE THREE QUESTIONS

I outline. Mostly. Kinda. And I know a bunch of authors who don’t outline at all and a few who write much more detailed outlines than me. It is true, what I’ve (probably too) often said, that if you get a hundred … Continue reading

Posted in authors helping authors, authors to writers, best fantasy blogs, best genre fiction blogs, best horror blogs, best science fiction blogs, best websites for authors, best websites for writers, Books, creative team, fiction writing blog, fiction writing websites, help for writers, helping writers become authors, how to write fantasy, how to write fiction, how to write horror, how to write science fiction, Publishing Business, Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, Science Fiction Story, SF and Fantasy Authors, websites for authors, websites for writers, writers to authors, Writing, writing advice, Writing Community, writing fantasy, writing horror, writing science fiction, Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING … AND WHY?

In certain contexts, this question can be a little creepy. In other contexts it can be totally creepy. But this past weekend I spoke at the Writer’s Digest Conference West, not surprisingly on the subject of writing fantasy and science … Continue reading

Posted in authors helping authors, authors to writers, best fantasy blogs, best genre fiction blogs, best horror blogs, best science fiction blogs, best websites for authors, best websites for writers, Books, creative team, fiction writing blog, fiction writing websites, help for writers, helping writers become authors, how to write fantasy, how to write fiction, how to write horror, how to write science fiction, Publishing Business, Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, SF and Fantasy Authors, transmedia, websites for authors, websites for writers, writers to authors, Writing, writing advice, Writing Community, writing fantasy, writing horror, writing science fiction, Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments