We’re hosting a live virtual write-in today from 11 am to 7 pm Pacific time! Come join us if you’re working on the last words for you National Novel Writing Month project, or just if you want to write! Different sprint leaders will be in and out throughout the day. Love to see you there!
Hey friends; awards season is on us again, and because no one should ever self-reject, I’d like to present some of the stuff I’ve done this year for your consideration. If anyone who is considering making nominations wants a review copy of any of these, I can provide e-copies in pdf upon request (and would […]Read more "2018 Awards Eligibility Post!"
By Kate Elliot The cold equations of “realism,” some claim, suggest there is little scope for women taking an active and interesting role in epic stories set in fantasy worlds based in a pre-modern era. Women’s lives in the past were limited, constrained, and passive, they say. To include multiple female characters in dynamic roles […]Read more "Writing Women Characters into Epic Fantasy without Quotas"
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 […]Read more "Writing Amputees (@sfwa)"
As always, I’m doing National Novel Writing Month! Perhaps you’re not familiar: NaNoWriMo is a marathon for writers. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel, in a month! How you do this is by writing about 1667 words a day; eating the elephant one bite at a time. I never would have been […]Read more "My NaNoWriMo Progress"
By Cat Rambo Last year I returned to one of my old loves. I’d put it aside for a while: things were busy, there was never time, it took so much energy from writing efforts. And then a friend asked about it and, well . . . I speak of tabletop role-playing games, and the empress of them […]Read more "Saving Throw vs. Boredom: How RPGs Taught Me Storytelling"
By Andrew Liptak Here’s a perfect story for Halloween: Shambleau. Written by one of my favorite science fiction authors, C.L. Moore, you can now listen to the story as read by the author in a recently discovered recording. Shambleau was Moore’s first short story, written on her breaks while she worked at a bank. The editors […]Read more "Shambleau by C.L. Moore, Read by the Author"