Character and problem by themselves don’t go anywhere. You still have to build reader tension to a sharp point. So how do you do that?
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Writing is a risky career choice and one that doesn’t always yield a lot of concrete reward or social approval. But if one pretends it’s not a choice, then one doesn’t have to worry about those things, or at least not in the same way.
Industry News and Member News for Gregory Norman Bossert.
Member News for Nalo Hopkinson, Ferrett Steinmetz, Jennifer Brozek, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Ellen Kushner, and Karen Sandler.
SFWA Active and Associate members, tomorrow, February 15, is the last day to nominate for the Nebula Awards. There are some of the 389 free pieces of eligible fiction available in the members’ only Discussion Forum for your consideration. Make sure you go to the Nebula nomination ballot today or tomorrow to nominate your five favorites […]
Doesn’t everyone just love cephalopods? I find them to be a fascinating example of a body plan radically different from our own, the closest thing to a truly alien large metazoan on our planet.
Authors, publishers and Google have filed a stipulation asking the Court to extend the deadline for filing claims to receive an upfront payment — a “Cash Payment” — in the Google Book Search settlement.
Member News for Eugene Myers, Brit Mandelo, Karen Azinger, Steve Feldberg, Tony Pi, Yasmine Galenorn, Jennifer Jackson, Nancy Kress, and Jack Skillingstead.
In my last two posts, I identified a number of things that make people and, therefore, characters interesting to us. In this post, I’ll present the last two draws and introduce the next condition for reader suspense.
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
Today, author Marian Perera reviews a book I often recommend for writers who are interested in learning the basics of self-protection in the shark-infested waters of writing and publishing: The Street-Smart…