Just as I need to know my hero’s goal, motives, and plan, I also need to know the same things about my antagonist. In fact, in some stories the antagonist’s plans are what drive the story.
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Literary agencies becoming publishers? Screw that trend. PublishAmerica, always a trail blazer, is swinging the other way.
John E. Johnston, III, was the recipient of this year’s SFWA Service Award, presented at the Nebula Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The SFWA Service Award is given at the discretion of the President and with Board approval to a member of SFWA who best exemplifies the ideal of service to his or her fellow […]
The Weird, as opposed to horror or dark fantasy, has a slippery quality of “you know it when you read it,” with an element of terror, perhaps, but more likely unease.
Industry News and Member News for Jakob Drud, Patrick O’Sullivan, Matthew Sanborn Smith, Erin Hoffman, Dave Freer, Jon Armstrong, Brandon Sanderson, Anna D. Allen, David Levine, Allan Cole, Karen Azinger, and Ferrett Steinmetz.
Industry News and Member News for Paul Celmer, Natania Barron, Thomas Mays, Mary G. Thompson, Barb Hendee, Rae Carson, Rachel Graves, Diane Whiteside, Dave Gross, Ferrett Steinmetz, Stina Leicht, Eugie Foster, James Treadwell, and Sunny Moraine.
And the Nebula goes to…
Taking the readers to the point where it seems their worst fears will be realized and then turning it around only makes the victory sweeter. Giving the reader great hope, just before everything falls apart, makes the loss feel so much more terrible.
Tune in Saturday evening, May 21, 2010 at 8:15 P.M. EDT for the Nebula award ceremony. For the second year in a row, one of the premier awards in science fiction will be streamed live on the Web. This Saturday, May 21, 2010 at 7:15 P.M. EDT the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America […]
This year’s Golden Duck Awards have been announced. Designed to encourage science fiction literature for children, The Golden Duck Awards are presented every year at Worldcon.