Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West by Diane Morrison My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the long-promised print collection of the first six of the Wyrd West Chronicles, originally written as an ebook serial. Some minor changes to the text have been made in order to facilitate the flow of a […]Read more "My Goodreads Book Review: Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West"
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. […]Read more "Character and Identity"
Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
The day we’ve all been waiting for (or, in some cases, dreading) is here! CreateSpace has officially announced that CreateSpace (CSP) and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will become one service. All titles it hosts will now move to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). As I had guessed, CS will, in…
By Rafi Letzter There’s a “hydrogen wall” at the edge of our solar system, and NASA scientists think their New Horizons spacecraft can see it. That hydrogen wall is the outer boundary of our home system, the place where our sun’s bubble of solar wind ends and where a mass of interstellar matter too small to bust […]Read more "NASA Spotted a Vast, Glowing ‘Hydrogen Wall’ at the Edge of Our Solar System"
By Cat Rambo I’m finishing up the year by trying to wrap up writing the on-demand version of my Moving from Idea to Draft class. This is a tough translation, because the live class depends heavily on what the students have brought: I try to help them go deeper into the idea each has brought […]Read more "On Creating Story When You Only Have the Plot"
By Marina Koren The drive to the little white dome on the northern slope of Mauna Loa is a bumpy one. Mauna Loa, the “Long Mountain,” is a colossal volcano that covers half of the island of Hawaii. The rocky terrain, rusty brown and deep red, crunches beneath car tires and jostles passengers. Up there, more […]Read more "When a Mars Simulation Goes Wrong"
Cat Rambo, in addition to having the coolest name ever, has been an active part of SF/F for about as long as I can remember. She’s served in SFWA, and is currently running for president of the organization. She edited Fantasy Magazine. She’s a prolific author. And she has the best hair! I’m happy to welcome her to […]Read more "On Being An “Older” Female Writer – Cat Rambo"