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Archive for the ‘SFWA Blog’ Category
by Luna Lindsey
A lot of authors hate writing “bios.” We can crank out a 100,000 word novel no problem, but a 100 word bio for the back cover? Terrifying.
Kim Stanley Robinson, science fiction author, is the 2016 winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award. The award is bestowed for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space.
by Theodora Goss I’ve been thinking about this issue a lot. Several days ago, I posted the following: 1. Guilt and shame are the enemies of the artist. 2. Guilt is when you feel as though your time should be spent doing something else, for someone else. 3. Shame is when you think what you’re producing […]
by Leo Babauta
I deal every day with questions about how to stay motivated, how to stay on track, how to be excited about what I’m doing, how to stay grounded and balanced. Do you face these same issues?
By Cat Rambo
Some thoughts about the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) in 2015, and what I hope to witness for the organization in 2016…
Odyssey is for writers whose work is approaching publication quality and for published writers who want to improve their work. The six-week program combines an advanced curriculum with extensive writing and in-depth feedback on student manuscripts.
by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
There are lots of reasons to submit to publications in non-English speaking countries. Let me start of with a dose of honesty: money isn’t one of them. And yet, they are one of my favourite markets to tackle.
Update: Time is running out! The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is pleased to announce that Humble Bundle supports SFWA’s Givers Fund in their newest Book Bundle. The bundle is available until December 9th, 2015. Titles include: Ad Astra: The 50th Anniversary SFWA Cookbook Warrior Women The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015 Witches: Wicked, […]
by Tobias S. Buckell
Today, while waiting for my new office chair to be delivered, I asked followers at Twitter to send me some questions. In response, someone tweeted: “When to trunk and when to keep rewriting?”