Last week, I hosted a fun and engaging discussion about writing and publishing SF/F with about a dozen Harper Voyager authors under the hashtag #SFFchat. It was an absolute blast, and my fellow authors a lot to offer. Some of the best remarks came when we were asked to share one piece of advice for aspiring SF/F authors. The responses […]
Articles on Writing Craft
Welcome, author! Here you'll find articles on the craft of writing, including plotting, character development, world building, and establishing voice.
Today I’m pleased to host Beth Cato, an accomplished novelist, short story author, and baker. About the Author Beth Cato hails from Hanford, California, but currently writes and bakes cookies in a lair west of Phoenix, Arizona. She shares the household with a hockey-loving husband, a numbers-obsessed son, and a cat the size of a canned […]
Earlier this week, thousands of writers around the world united under a common hashtag: #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter. It was an outlet for all of the disappointment and frustration that come hand-in-hand with trying to make it as a writer. For all the people who see our profession as either a fun hobby or a willing attempt to pursue […]
Today I’m pleased to have a guest post from my friend and agency-sister Kate Heartfield on the craft of short story writing. This is an area where I’ve struggled as a writer, but she’s found tremendous success. I asked her to come by and share some advice for aspiring short story authors. The timing is […]
It’s an exciting time in literary combat circles. Tomorrow (May 18) is the first bout of WRiTE CLUB 2015 hosted by D.L. Hammons. For the past couple of weeks, a team of slush readers whittled down the 170 submissions to just 40. Today I’m sharing my impressions from slush reading with Tex Thompson, who was the 2013 […]