Writing Amputees (@sfwa)

As posted on the SFWA blog, written by me: “Hey, I’m looking for advice. My character lost a limb in the last fight.  Does anyone know about writing amputees?” I was inspired to write this because I’ve had this conversation on Twitter a few times.  My husband is an amputee from a traumatic accident that […]

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Character and Identity

By Morgan Smith Writers are all different, and they have a lot of different ways of describing/manifesting how characters in their work come into being. Some of us are analytical: we use character sheets, balancing the strengths and weaknesses, outlining and pinpointing traits that we then use to (hopefully) further their plots. We “map” things. […]

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Writing Realistic Research Labs

By Jenny Ballif This article on writing realistic research labs is part of the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. Each week, we tackle one of the scientific or technological concepts pervasive in sci-fi (space travel, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, etc.) with input from an expert. Please join the mailing list to be notified every time new content is posted. About the […]

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The Beautiful Scientist Problem

By J.K. Ullrich Indie authorship seems to have exacerbated my penchant for masochism: I can’t help looking at the bestseller lists, even though it only leaves me sad that my books aren’t on them! Browsing the top titles a few weeks ago, the blurb for Dan Brown’s latest novel Origin caught my eye. After reconnecting with one […]

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