By Ernest Cline For most of my adult life, I’ve been a low-paid technical support drone and an aspiring writer. In other words, “broke.” Until earlier this year, I’ve never owned a car that anyone would look at twice, unless they were pausing to marvel at what a piece of crap I was driving, or…… Continue reading Quick! To the Authormobile!
Kelly A. Harmon defines “Dischism” for us as this week’s guest on the Writer’s Craft. Kelly writes fantasy and dark fantasy with the occasional science fiction piece. See her list of publications and honors. More than a dozen or so years ago– long before I was ready to submit to agents or editors– I finished…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #48 – Overwriting
Karina Fabian’s quirky twists and crazy characters have won awards, including the INDIE book award for best fantasy (Magic, Mensa and Mayhem), an EPPIE award for best sci-fi (Infinite Space, Infinite God) and a Mensa Owl for best fiction (World Gathering), and top placer in the Preditor and Editor polls. Mrs. Fabian is former President…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #47 – Living the Scene
This piece is inspired by J. G. Ballard’s “Project for a Glossary of the Twentieth Century,” originally published in Zone in 1992, and later collected in A User’s Guide to the Millennium in 1996. I’ve added links for some of the more specific scientific references. Biofuel. Soylent green. Cancer. Immortality at the cost of your…… Continue reading Spec Tech: A Biology Lexicon for the Twenty-First Century
Desirina Boskovich is a graduate of the Clarion class of 2007. As a freelance writer, she specializes in weird, fantastic and unlikely things, both true and imaginary. Her work has appeared in Clarkesworld Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, Last Drink Bird Head, Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, and The Way of the Wizard. She lives in Springfield,…… Continue reading The Writer’s Craft #46 – Whittling Away
Your host, Lynda Williams, talks about her challenge getting going again with the conclusion of her 10-novel saga with just 40,000 words to go to the end. Follow discussions on Ethics in SF and more on her blog, Reality Skimming, administered by Michelle Milburn. Finally, I have a morning to write again after a very…… Continue reading The Writer’s Craft #45 – Stall at the Finish Line
Cindy Lynn Speer dreams of being a swashbucking hermit, but until such a time she contents herself with writing stories and teaching historical swordsmanship. More information about her books and her can be found at http://www.apenandfire.com One of the hazards of being a writer is that everything has a story. As I look around at…… Continue reading The Writer’s Craft #44 – Inspiration Amid the Ruins