An essay by James Patrick Kelly on the writing of his short story ‘Monsters’.
Archive for the ‘The Craft of Writing’ Category
Writerisms describes overused and misused language. In more direct words: find ’em, root ’em out, and look at your prose without the underbrush.
Written by Amy Sterling Casil When we criticise work, we are commenting for the purposes of publishability, and our goal is to help authors to become publishable and published writers. For prose pieces, the following issues are critically important: Plot – does the action make sense? Is what is written moving the story forward? Sometimes, […]
An essay by science fiction writer Poul Anderson on the importance of research, or at least of plain common sense and logical thought, in writing heroic fantasy.
Written by Roger MacBride Allen Because I have written three STAR WARS novels, and three novels set in Isaac Asimov’s Robots-Foundation universe, I get a lot of standard-mail and e-mail letters from readers who want to know: “How can I get to write that sort of book myself?” It’s not much fun to give the […]