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Archive for April, 2010
by Justin C. Key • 5 comments
A talk on this great author, and an assignment, too.
It's been almost a year and half since Michael Crichton died, a year since the brain that spawned Jurassic Park, Sphere, Congo, Andromeda Strain, and ER stopped being capable of imagining. I've been t...
Lost your confidence? Join the club. Then get it back.
Is confidence as important as talent? Surely not. You could have all the confidence in the world; hell, all the confidence on Earth, Pandora, Alderaan, and Kobol, but without talent, it doesn’t mean m...
Why a lot of agents and editors hate the prologue.
“Prologues are usually a lazy way to give back-story chunks to the reader and can be handled with more finesse throughout the story. Damn the prologue, full speed ahead!” Laurie McLean, Larsen-Pomada...
by Justin C. Key • 19 comments
Why writing short stories scares me.
Some of you may be wondering if I got turned around when writing the title of this piece. I did not. It doesn't make sense, though, does it? Novels are long, short stories are . . . well, short. Novel...
by Ervin Anderson • 4 comments
Great jobs can be found on the internet, but they are few and far between.
Most writers have day jobs, and these jobs rarely involve writing or any creativity whatsoever; but, the rent must be paid, so “real” work must be done. Writers work at hotels and restaurants and st...
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