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Archive for August, 2011
by Laura Preble • 12 comments
What's appropriate for young adult fiction? Should physical intimacy be "real" or should writers sanitize for your protection?
When I was a teenager, people always checked out books with dirty scenes from the library. That was probably because all my friends were geeky readers, but still. The good parts were always dog-eare...
by Nina Munteanu • 20 comments
In most science fiction something significant happens, is discovered or is revealed that is science-based and has profound effects on the world.
You may well ask… “Unless you follow the rules, you’re doomed to failure,” writes Hugo and Nebula Award winning SF author Robert J. Sawyer (in The Canadian Writer’s Guide, 2003). ACK! Before you despa...
by Dan Tricarico • 19 comments
Join us here each week, my friend. . .You're sure to get a smile.
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale. For a writer, it doesn’t get more basic than that, does it? I spent many afternoons watching old episodes of Gilligan's Island, a silly sitcom about...
by Laura Preble • 8 comments
When you submit your work, do you follow up, or sit hopefully by the inbox waiting for the fateful bleep of incoming mail?
A couple of blogs ago, I wrote about how waiting on a response is the hardest thing about submitting your writing. Today I present to you a part two, if you will. To bug or not to bug: that is the que...
by Justin C. Key • 8 comments
Thoughts on writing as I browse the aisles...
I often go to the bookstore and look around for a long time, sometimes an hour or more. Truth be told, it's a bad habit of mine, as it can be the worst kind of procrastination. Because, in my mind, it...
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