Remember, the better the opposition, the more tension the reader will feel because a formidable opponent increases the chances in the reader’s mind that the hero will fail.
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Member News for Laura Ruby, Charles Oberndorf, Susan Dennard, Myke Cole, Diana Peterfreund, Julia Watts Belser, Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban, Kat Howard, Larson Richard, Ryne Douglas Pearson, Arthur Dorrance, Daniel M. Kimmel, William Lawhorn, Eugie Foster, and David Levine.
Writers and marketing. In this digital age, the two words are becoming synonymous, but to what end? Having been on both sides of the fence, this is a difficult post for me to write. This isn’t the sort of thing I care to admit or highlight to people, because writers are a unique breed.
Display your command of language. It’s worthwhile for a writer to think about poetry, and all its devices like assonance and alliteration, metaphor and allusion, internal rhythm, even meter.
If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I’m fascinated by the bizarre things that happen at the outer fringes of the publishing universe.
Readers want to hope and fear for a character. To feel this, they must not know what WILL happen, but do need to suspect or know what MIGHT happen and feel tension about the possibilities.
A couple of weeks ago, I reported that the parties involved in the Google Book Settlement had applied for an extension of the deadline for authors to file claims for cash payments for works scanned by Google without permission.
This guest post by author and essayist Kim Brittingham addresses an issue I’ve been getting an increasing number of questions about lately: pay-to-play TV talk shows.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is proud to announce the nominees for the 2010 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 on Saturday evening, May 21, 2011 in the Washington Hilton, in Washington, D.C.. Other awards to […]
Industry News and Member News for Tobias Buckell, Keffy R. M. Kehrli, Jeffry Dwight, Blake Charlton, Allan Cole, and Catherynne Valente.