When we write, it’s easy to get carried away, to fall in love with our own endless descriptions of whatever we personally think is amazing: sunsets, flowers, action, aliens, guns, food, sex, shoes…. But when you read your work aloud and discover you’ve spent five minutes on something, no matter how pretty the words are you have to realize you’ve gone long.
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Member News for Tina Connolly, Cindy Pon, and David Brin.
Resources and Member News for Nina Kiriki Hoffman, John Scalzi, Elizabeth Bear, David Anthony Durham, John Kessel, Kij Johnson, Paul Park, Nancy Kress, L. Timmel Duchamp, Charlie Stross, Andrew Burt, and Allan Cole.
Member News for Walter Jon Williams, Nancy Kress, Cherie Priest, Charlie Stross, Connie Willis, Seanan McGuire, Lois McMaster Bujold, Ann Aguirre, Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, N. K. Jemisin, Brandon Sanderson, Elizabeth Moon, Nnedi Okorafor, Anne Bishop, Peter V. Brett, Jacqueline Carey, Rick Novy, Cory Doctorow, Jonathan Strahan, Yasmine Galenorn, and Leanna Renee Hieber.
Every book on how to be your own boss has instructions about when to give up your day job. Each one of these books has a particular rule of thumb. Some say you cannot quit your day job until you have three months’ salary in the bank.
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
I semi-frequently get questions from people who want to know how to break into the publishing industry–not as writers, but as agents, editors, copy editors, publicists, designers, and so on. There are a nu…
Longtime SFWA member Cynthia Felice was appointed to the position of ombudsman by John Scalzi, president of SFWA, on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010.
Member News for Catherynne Valente, Cecilia tan, Seanan McGuire, Thea Harrison, Paul Cornell, Amanda Downum, Genevieve Valentine, and Jennifer Brozek
The Consumer Watchdog Conference will be webcast live–starting at 8:30 a.m. ET (5:30 a.m. PT) Wednesday. At 1:30, Michael Capobianco will participate on a panel discussing the internet’s impact on creative arts.
To kick off the gift-giving season, here’s a list of Top Ten Gifts for Fantasy or Science Fiction Writers.