The Hugo nomination deadline of Saturday, March 26, 2011, 11:59pm PDT is fast approaching to cast nominating ballots for the 2011 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
Archive for the ‘SFWA Blog’ Category
Industry News and Member News for Stina Leicht, Gregory Norman Bossert, Lou Antonelli, Bill Ledbetter and Eugie Foster.
Want other people to feel inclined to spread word of your stuff? Then make sure you’re doing it for them.
Let’s say water starts dripping out of the light fixture right above your kitchen table. Maybe the wiring in the light starts to spark. What do you do?
Resources and Member News for Richard Johnson, Linda Poitevin, Peter David, Seanan McGuire, Edward Willett, John Joseph Adams, and Christie Yant.
I’m usually a bit reluctant about using writing prompts that are offered to a group because of the danger of similarity in stories and because a given prompt may or may not interest me personally. The Wikipedia Prompt Trails approach appeals to me because it offers individually-tailored prompts instead, avoiding both problems.
A judge has dismissed the case of an author who launched a criminal libel suit against a journal editor who published a bad review of her book, and the author has been ordered to pay punitive damages to the defendant.
Key Conditions for Suspense:
Part 13 – Make the problem hard to solve
with growing troubles & surprise
The moment you solve all the problems in the story, the story is over because the readers have nothing more to worry about. Troubles allow the story to progress and grow.
The status quo is segregation. It’s a state of segregation in which black, queer and members of other abject groups are not deemed to belong as main characters.
Ask anyone – in these days of a less-than-thriving economy, and reduced budgets for book promotion, publishers increasingly count on authors to do much of the promotion for their own books.