There are only six days left to sign up for the Clarion Write-a-Thon! With the deadline so near and the Clarion Foundation only halfway to its goal of 75 writers, it’s time to pull out all the stops. Please contact other spec fic writers you know to spread the word via Twitter, Facebook, email, or…… Continue reading Six Days Left, Six Reasons Why.
Why is it that we see light the way we do? Or, rephrased slightly, would we expect creatures from other worlds to see the same way we do? The answer to the first question is part biological, part chemical and part astronomical. The short version is a combination of the convenient chemistry of the molecules…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Seeing Green
It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good. Who has benefited from the typhoons and twisters of the last few years in publishing? Series authors are one example. Series are among the few types of fiction that have actually sold better since the big downturn that began in 2008. Series aren’t affected by the…… Continue reading Guest Blog from Russell Galen: Meta-Series
It’s Monday, which means it’s time to kick-start your writing with another prompt. Today I’d like to let you in on my favorite exercise: a sort of musical meditation. Here’s how it works. Clear 5 minutes from your schedule. Remove distractions. Put in earbuds or, if you’ve got ’em, noise-canceling headphones. Adjust your sound system’s…… Continue reading Writing Prompt # 7
Over the last several weeks, we’ve looked at some ways to incorporate writing into your life, and your life into writing. We’ve talked about discipline, inspiration, research, community, and catharsis. Now it’s time to put it all into action. This is an exciting time of year for Clarion. Right now, eighteen aspiring spec fic authors…… Continue reading Writing Life: A Call to Action