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Archive for October, 2012
by Nina Munteanu • 10 comments
You have a following…Fans who “stalk” you at the writer conventions you participate in. Fans who want to co-write the sequel to your current bestseller with you, because they understand your universe—and your characters—so well. You discover that some fans have gone ahead and written fan-fic about your main character and universe on the Internet—a sign of adoration. Really.
So, you’re a famous author now… You’ve published several books and they sold more than a dozen copies each. In fact, a few have been translated and are in second printings. You’ve received some rec...
by Laura Preble • 5 comments
Our minds keep all of the information we ever heard, saw, or experienced. If you know how, you can access all that information and use it.
One of my latest obsessions is BBC’s Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Okay, so I kind of cyber stalk him. It’s harmless. One of the reasons I love the show (other than my Benaddiction) is...
by Nina Munteanu • 16 comments
Whenever an issue of importance arises, the truth reveals itself. And sometimes in the oddest way. It often slides in through a back door in nuance, motion, color.
Some of you may be aware of the still running commentary on my previous article here entitled “Angels, Aliens, Atwood and other Archetypes”. The topic of ‘what science fiction does best as literature’...
by Laura Preble • 11 comments
Newspapers have been our country's thread through history. The thread is breaking.
Allow me to grieve for a moment or two. I just canceled the subscription to my local newspaper. This may seem like a fairly trivial thing, but to me, it marks the end of an era in my life....
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