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In Memoriam – Bari Greenberg

We are very sad to learn of Bari Greenberg’s death on August 17th, 2014. Besides being a very well regarded St. Louis fan and filker, he was the spouse of long-time SFWA Bulletin advertising director and frequent host of SFWA hospitality suites, Sandra “Cat” Greenberg. Our thoughts go out to Cat and their friends and […]

Clarion 2012 Releases Fundraiser Antho

The Red Volume is a collection of stories largely written and revised during the Clarion Foundation’s fundraising write-a-thon, which runs concurrently with the workshop. The anthology will be available this September on a pay-what-you-can basis. Readers can snag a copy for free, or donate any amount from 99 cents up. All proceeds benefit the Clarion Foundation.

Backstory Secrets

Backstory is tricky to interweave into your story effectively. Sometimes, it is introduced too soon, or all at once in one large info-dump. At other times, its power is undercut by giving it away for free before the reader has been primed to hunger for it, or by failing to take advantage of the motivating power of shameful secrets.