Baltimore Book Festival Panel: Flavors of Science Fiction, 1pm. Jack McDevitt, Bud Sparhawk, Tom Doyle and Don Sakers. #
Don DeLillo wrote: “One truth is the swing of the sentence, the beat and poise, but down deeper it’s the integrity of the writer as he matches with the language.”
Can the same thing be said about a writer’s connection to the work of another?
In Silent Interviews, Samuel R. Delany said: “I begin, a sentence lover. I’m forever delighted, then delighted all over, at the things sentences can trip and trick you into saying, into seeing. I’m astonished—just plain tickled!—at the sharp turns and tiny tremors they can whip your thoughts across.
Member News for Beth Cato, Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner, and Athena Andreadis.
The biggest reason people fail at creating and sticking to new habits is that they don’t keep doing it.
That seems obvious: if you don’t keep doing a habit, it won’t really become a habit. So what’s the solution to this obvious problem? Find a way to keep doing it.
I’ve found that editing other writers’ work often forces me to articulate my philosophy of writing, which helps me then turn around and apply it to my own. When you’re telling people to avoid adverbs, for instance, it’s worthwhile to go look at your own and see how many you have of your own.
SFWA member Beth Cato's short story "Blue Tag Sale" has been published at Buzzy Mag. http://t.co/v4c9wM6j… # 42 years in the making! SFWA members Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner announce FATE OF WORLDS: Return from the Ringworld http://t.co/XUXBwSBX #
When I first decided to take up writing as a serious pursuit, I figured the best way to get started was to ask a writer for advice. My lucky break was that Connie Willis happened to be in town to give a reading, and she gave me a wonderful tutorial in the basics; just Connie, her husband, and my wife, talking for a couple of hours in a Laramie bookstore. I owe a lot to Connie’s early advice.
SFWA's site was briefly compromised today. It was fixed quickly, but Google hasn't rescanned the site yet, so a malware alert still appears. #
Sunday morning, Google Webmaster Tools detected a malicious iframe added to the SFWA.org website. Google flagged the site as insecure and displays a message warning visitors before allowing them to access the site.