News from DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival: You’re invited to the NYC PREMIERE of WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN. When? This Saturday, Nov 10, 2018, 11:45 AM Where? SVA Theatre How? BUY TICKETS. (Note: SFWA members are eligible for a discount. See the SFWA Bulletin Board for details.) Expected to Attend: Director Arwen Curry; animator Molly Schwartz Despite her […]
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The Givers Fund is accepting grant requests for this cycle. The deadline for this year’s grant requests is December 1, 2018. Any forms received after that date will be automatically deferred to next year’s grant cycle.
by John Walters
When we experience setbacks as writers, especially one after the other seemingly with no end in sight, how do we keep from becoming overwhelmed with despair? Here are a few things that work for me that I hope you find helpful.
by Stephen Sottong
One of the problems when writing any SF story is keeping the technology reasonable enough that the reader can suspend their disbelief and focus on the story rather than being rudely pulled from the plot by preposterous violations of the laws of nature.
by Lauren Roux
We wanted to reach out to the Science Fiction Writers of the world and offer up our expertise to answer any questions you might have about the regolith on the Moon, some of the ices that might be there, and what it’s like to actually handle the lunar soil that is not only dry, but statically charged.
by Kevin L. O’Brien
It should be pointed out that while it is easy to pattern a quasi-medieval fantasy society after medieval Europe, European society of the Middle Ages didn’t just appear out of nothing. It grew from antecedents and so was based on a foundation of varied traditions, and there is every reason to believe that a fictional society would be the same way.
by Clay Johnson
I’ve never been good at outlining before I write. If I know where the story is going, then the fun part is already done, and the writing becomes a chore. But this new thing, where I tell her a chapter, then think on it, smooth out the edges, and write it down, forced me into a mid-range style of outlining that really works for me.
Welcome to the October edition of the SFWA Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA.
by Ethan Ellenberg
It’s a whole new world of Author opportunity for anyone with a backlist and that includes the Estates of deceased Authors.
I’ve written this post to provide an overview of what Authors and Heirs should be monitoring and pursuing.
by Douglas Phillips
Sometimes, we get dragged into legal battles whether we like it or not. This happened to me, and I want to be sure every author hears the story, because it could happen to you too.