Cross-gender voices are a tricky business. Even if you can really do a convincing cross-gender voice–and I know folks who can–the fact is that in a live reading, the audience knows that there’s only one person doing all the voices. There are two ways cross-gender voices can throw people out of listening. It’s really bad, and embarrassing, or it’s really good and shocking that a female voice is coming out of a man’s mouth. Either way, the listener drops the story for a moment.
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Resources and Member News for Yasmine Galenorn, Joanne Merriam, Michele Lang Palter, and Gregory Norman Bossert!
Is it irony or coincidence that, only a few days after blogging about vanity awards, I should be spammed by one?
Perhaps you have, too. It’s an outfit calling itself the 2010 Creative Spirit Awards.
Dr. Grasshopper explains the medical improbabilities and impossibilities in Dollhouse. The concern isn’t just bad science, it’s also that real people might become afraid of medical procedures due to the misinformation.
If you are a SFWA member, did you know that almost all of the nominees for the Nebulas are posted in the members-only Discussion Forums? That’s right. You could download and read anything from “Hooves and the Hovel of Abdel Jameela,” by Saladin Ahmed (Clockwork Phoenix 2, Norilana Books, Jul09) to The City & The […]
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Here’s a story that, for sheer weight of irony, I wish like anything I’d been the one to break. But author and publisher Michael N. Marcus beat me to it, in a recent post on his Book Making blog. Everyone loves an award, right? Awards acknowledge excellence and […]
Resources, Industry News, and Member News for Laura Anne Gilman, Sonia Helbig and Christopher Barzak!
SFWA is proud to announce the nominees for the 2009 Nebula Awards.
The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of SFWA. The awards will be announced at the Nebula Awards Banquet the evening of May 15 at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, just 20 minutes from the Kennedy Space Center in Fla. Other awards to be presented are the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Science Fiction or Fantasy for Young Adults, the Bradbury Award for excellence in screenwriting and the Solstice Award for outstanding contribution to the field.
Resources, Industry News, and Member News for Victoria Strauss, Brad Aiken, Jim C. Hines and Edward Willett!
Writer Beware breaks down an email solicitatioin from Aspire Magazine to the nitty gritty.