Ray Bradbury talks about rejection and acceptance in the short story market where he got his start. Plus, you get to watch him walk around his house in shorts!
by Jenna Reynolds In less than one week, NaNoWriMo will begin. What is NaNoWriMo? It’s thirty days of fun while you write-by-the-seat of your pants. The goal? To write a 175 page (50,000) word novel by midnight, November 30. What started out with only 21 participants back in 1999 has grown to over 160,000 participants … [Read more…]
On this panel were Gene Wolfe (multi-published award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy), Allen Steele (multi-published award-winning science fiction author), John Krewson (writer for The Onion and short story author), Jim Frenkel (editor at Tor, missing from picture), and Mark Tiedemann (multi-published short story writer and novelist). Combined and individually these men have impressive … [Read more…]
by Bobbi Dumas (Bobbi Dumas is a regular columnist at The How To Write Shop, covering the romance beat. This is her first post.) While this regular post will be about all things romance (from a writing perspective), I wanted to start out with a simple overview of some things that might help you get started. A … [Read more…]
by June Shaw “Authors are old dead men from Europe, and everyone has to struggle to figure out what they meant.” That’s what I believed teachers told us about writers. I couldn’t relate. My beliefs changed in ninth grade when I my English teacher was sending me to a literary rally. I’d have to take … [Read more…]