Cherie Priest was nominated for her novel Boneshaker. How long did it take you to write Boneshaker? When did you first get the idea? Could you tell us about the writing process? All in all, I guess it took about five months – at least for the first draft. The idea didn’t strike me like […]
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Sometimes we forget to breathe when it comes to our creativity. By which I mean we are so busy creating and interacting with the world that we forget to pause, to be silent, to be alone. The imagination, the spark of all creativity, is a renewable resource, but it is not an inexhaustible resource.
Member News for Seanan McGuire, David Levine, Samuel Montgomery-Blinn, Shauna Roberts, An Owomoyela, Brad R. Torgersen, Deborah Walker, and Amal El-Mohtar.
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Gruber was living on dreams and precious else during those lean, dangerous years. He played hide and seek with his landlord until he could scrounge his rent, reduced his food budget by eating “automat” soup (a meal made of the free ketchup and crackers available at the automat, stirred in a bowl, with the hot water for tea to taste), and dropping off manuscripts on foot to avoid any postal costs.
SFWA’s 2010 Nebula Award® nomination period is open from November 15, 2010 to February 15, 2011 23:59 PST. Active and Associate SFWA members are eligible to submit nominating ballots. http://www.sfwa.org/nebula-nomination Nebula Facts Active and Associate members may nominate up to 5 works in each category of the Nebulas, the Bradbury and the Andre Norton Award. Members may […]
People once learned from one another what was worth knowing and doing, and the best of these memes worked their way through the population like a unending game of telephone. It was only with the advent of mass communication technology like printing, radio, and TV that a select few became able to easily influence great numbers of people. But with social media those select few are now finding themselves increasingly drowned out.
Organizers of The Sunburst Awards, Canada’s only juried award for speculative fiction, are seeking short videos–or photographs with text–to promote awareness, as the group transitions from a privately funded venture to a non-profit. The goal is to raise the profile of Canadian Fiction. Not Canadian? Sunburst would love to hear from you too. To see […]
Glenn Lewis Gillette (b.1946) died on Nov. 1 after a year-long battle with cancer.
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
As I’ve discussed before on this blog, one of the many changes currently rocking the publishing industry is a general blurring of lines, a mixing and melding of formerly sharply separate categories and func…