SHARE: Is Science Fiction Dying?

As a routine submitter to the Writers of the Future Contest, I get weekly and monthly newsletters from them with interesting articles on writing and sci-fi. One of the articles sent out this week was from famous sci-fi author Orson Scott Card. In it, Card offers his thoughts on why sci-fi seems to be struggling …

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Book Descriptions and Blurbs–How Not to Suck at Them

I stumbled on a great article about writing book descriptions/blurbs, which, to be brutally honest, I suck at. Being in the middle of the publishing process with two long works, and an episodic series, this is something I've have to think about a lot. All of the advice in the article linked below rings true …

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SHARE: 5 Things Being a Journalist Taught Me About Writing Fiction

People come into writing from different places, and every author's unique experience reveals something about the writing process. Martinez offers several good tips here, but numbers three and four really stand out for me. Good dialogue can help keep a story interesting. You can maintain momentum by delivering background and exposition in dialogue, rather than …

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