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.
Archive for the ‘SFWA Blog’ Category
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.
Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
The publishing news of the week–maybe of the year–is the collapse of Borders, the USA’s second largest bookstore chain.
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?
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.