Writer’s Craft #56 – Fiction Hones Social Skills

Your host, Lynda Williams, is the author of the Okal Rel Saga (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing) and editor of the Okal Rel Legacies series (Absolute Xpress). She also works as Learning Technology Analyst for Simon Fraser University and teaches a introductory web development course at BCIT. For a list of Okal Rel titles…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #56 – Fiction Hones Social Skills

In Their Own Words: A miscellany of reasons, by Kat Howard

The following is part of a series of posts by Clarion alumni, talking about what Clarion means to them. The application period for the 2012 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop at UC San Diego officially opened on December 1, and will remain open until March 1. If you’ve been thinking about applying, start…… Continue reading In Their Own Words: A miscellany of reasons, by Kat Howard

Writer’s Craft #55 – From Self-Righteousness to Vengeful Pen

Jennifer Lott has appeared in print in Neo-Opsis Magazine (“A Day in the Life”; Issue 18; December 17, 2009) and the Opus 5 Okal Rel anthology (“Pet Peeves”, Absolute XPress, 2011). Her first public foray into writing is her popular fan fiction Alternative Ending to the Animorphs, which was well received by readers disappointed by…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #55 – From Self-Righteousness to Vengeful Pen

Writer’s Craft #58 – Writing as a Violent Act

Susan J. MacGregor has been an editor with On Spec Magazine since 1991. Her written work has appeared in On Spec, Northern Frights, and other venues. In 1998 her anthology Divine Realms was published through the Ravenstone imprint of Turnstone Books. Her non-fiction book The ABC’s of How NOT to Write Speculative Fiction was published…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #58 – Writing as a Violent Act

In Their Own Words: Clarion And You, by Brooke Bolander

The following is the beginning of a series of posts by Clarion alumni, talking about what Clarion means to them. The application period for the 2012 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop at UC San Diego officially opened on December 1, and will remain open until March 1. If you’ve been thinking about applying,…… Continue reading In Their Own Words: Clarion And You, by Brooke Bolander

Writer’s Craft #54 – Borrowed from Acting

James Pailly used to work in film and theatre and now works in television news. He’s been a writer, director, and occasionally—often unwillingly—an actor. His current project, The Tomorrow News Network, is a series of short stories which will appear at tomorrownewsnetwork.com starting January 9th. You can also visit his blog at planetpailly.wordpress.com. I was…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #54 – Borrowed from Acting