Key PROBLEM conditions for reader suspense o Part 1 – It’s all about the reader o Part 2 – The 3 Problem Types o Part 3 – It’s gotta be difficult o Part 4 – Uncertainty Key CHARACTER conditions for reader suspense o Part 5 – Character troubles o Part 6 – Character deservingness o [...]
Archive for December, 2010
Blogger JM contacted one hundred literary agents with the following question: What is the single biggest mistake writers make when querying you? More than 50 responded. Here are the problems mentioned most frequently:
Blogger JM contacted one hundred literary age…
SFWA member @jenniferbrozek has a new 'Dice & Deadlines' column out about multi-authored projects – http://bit.ly/i4QaXg #
Industry News and Member News for Tony Pi, Eugie Foster, Jon Armstrong, Blake Charlton, Wendy Wagner, Sigrid Ellis, and Ben Loory.
A week or so ago, I asked a bunch of writers to share some of the best advice they’ve received and how they’ve used it. At the same time I asked them to share some of the worst, the weirdest, or the least helpful advice they’ve encountered over the years.
After talks with publisher, SFWA has placed Dorchester Publishing on probation from 12/10/10 – 12/10/11. Details: http://is.gd/iGIrv # Welcome to SFWA's newest associate member Sigrid Ellis (@sigridellis) Read her qualifying story "No Return Address." http://is.gd/iGZcX # SFWA member Tony Pi's story "The Gold Silkworm", is up at Fantasy Magazine. http://is.gd/iHcaj # @kirabug Science Fiction and [...]
By vote of the board, Dorchester Publishing is on probation as a qualified Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America market for a period of one year, December 10, 2010 – December 10, 2011.
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
Taking a cue from Janet Reid, who over the weekend posted a truly amazingly bad agent pitch letter (yes, I do know who the agent is, and no, this person does not have any sales), I thought I’d start the wee…
Industry News and Member News for Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Rhiannon Held, Vera Nazarian, and Sir Terry Pratchett.
Even as picture books based on folk and fairy tales are on the wane, the world of children’s books is seeing a rise in fairy tale retellings for middle grade and young adult readers. In fact, this corner of the fantasy market seems to be experiencing a golden age, to the delight of die-hard fairy tale fans like me.