Archive for November, 2012

The Skill List Project: Theme

This is another post in The Skill List Project: an attempt to list all the skills involved in writing and selling fiction, particularly science fiction and fantasy. Last time, I foolishly suggested we should look at Theme. Grumble, grumble…but I guess we have to deal with it sometime, so let’s go. Message? What Message? When […]

The Future of Publishing?

I’ve always liked to describe writing novels as being like playing baseball – you have to do it every day. You can’t depend on inspiration or sudden bursts of energy, you have to just go out and slog through the process as regularly as possible. Some days you’ll strike out four times, other days you’ll […]

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James Alan Gardner

James Alan Gardner got his M.Math from the University of Waterloo with a thesis on black holes...and then he immediately started writing science fiction instead. He's been a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula awards, and has won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award as well as the Aurora award (twice). He's published seven novels (beginning with "Expendable"), plus a short story collection and (for street cred) a Lara Croft book. He cares deeply about words and sentences, and is working his way up to paragraphs. Visit site.

S.C. Butler

Butler is the author of The Stoneways Trilogy from Tor Books: Reiffen's Choice, Queen Ferris, and The Magician's Daughter. Find out what Reiffen does with magic, and what magic does with him... Visit site.

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