For this month’s look into the SF&F marketplace, we have agent Joshua Bilmes of JABberwocky Literary Agency. JABberwocky represents Charlaine Harris, Brandon Sanderson, Peter V. Brett, Tanya Huff, Elizabeth Moon, and many other speculative fiction authors both new and established. Here Joshua gives us his perspective on the long-awaited explosion of electronic publishing and its…… Continue reading Guest Blog from Joshua Bilmes: The E-book Revolution
Real pros just write. No artsy nonsense about getting in the zone while being sensitive on a beach and all that claptrap. Right? I’m sure you’ve heard the pro-speak mantra on this front. No star gazing, navel gazing, procrastination or profound doubts. This is work, folks, so face it like a man. (Or woman. Or…… Continue reading Writing Prompt #15: Remember Your Muse
When Mishell Baker went looking for a nautical blogger, she found me. My name is Rick Spilman. I am the host of the Old Salt Blog. By training, I am a naval architect, which is to say a ship designer. I am also a multimedia designer and a writer, among other things. I have an abiding love for…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Of Tall Ships and Star Ships
The title for this prompt certainly explains my own life-trajectory, but . . . Just wanted to share with you, and a million thanks to Justin for his amazing, in-depth writing prompts! This prompt is inspired by a well-known torture technique from the Writers of the Future workshops. It probably wasn’t original to Algis Budrys – my…… Continue reading Writing Prompt #14: From Mundane to Insane
The instructors for Clarion 2011 have been announced: Week One: Nina Kiriki Hoffman Week Two: John Scalzi Week Three: Elizabeth Bear Week Four: David Anthony Durham Week Five and Six: John Kessel and Kij Johnson Now might be a good time to start working on those application stories.