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… over at The Realm I recommend five books!
This is one of those books I discovered back in the old days when I was a sixteen year old checkout chick at Woolies and grocery stores used to have remainder bins (do not
Seeing Eye • Patricia Briggs
The doorbell rang.
That was the problem with her business. Too many people thought that they could approach her at any time. Even oh dark thirty even though her hours were posted clearly on her door and on
Place as person: Location, Location, Location!
An essential ingredient of story is the
My pal Marshall Payne interviewed Nancy Kress at the Nebulas.
I heart Nancy Kress – she gives awesome writerly advice over here http://www.sff.net/people/nankress/ and she’s also responsible for one of my favourite books, The White Pipes.
“Act One,” your novella on the final ballot for the Nebula Award for 2010 , is a story of genetic engineering in the near future. What was
1. The White Pipes is one of my favourite books.
2. She writes about writing in a way that’s clever yet accessible; erudite yet appealing. And just damned practical and down-to-earth.
Here she blogs about the discipline of writing – i.e. the application of the backside to the chair and the fingers to the keys. It’s a useful read because sometimes we all
Do my characters have to be ‘likeable’?
Having had a couple of short story rejections this week (which is a designated taking-time-off-work-and-writing-like-a-caffeinated-monkey week), this is something I’ve been pondering. One of the rejections said “We didn’t like the main character”. This started me thinking about the received wisdom of readers needing to like your characters. (Admittedly, it also caused me to make
The legendary Nancy Kress says useful things over here http://nancykress.blogspot.com/2009/02/writing-mistakes.html about common writing mistakes. It’s always helpful, as writer, to remind yourself of First Principles now and again … coz the moment you think you know it all … you don’t.