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I Have a Bone to Pick with the Inauguration Committee

Usually when I write my posts for the SFNovelists blog, I try to focus on issues relating to the creative process or the mechanics of writing.  I see this blog as a chance for us to discuss craft with other published authors and also with writers who are still trying to make that first sale. But […]

How do you make your book the best it can be?

With the second draft of Medium Dead complete and winging its way towards beta readerdom, I’ve been thinking about the honing process. You’ve done the research, you’ve written the book, you’ve revised it … what more can you do to make sure it’s the best it can be? Back in the eighties I worked in […]

Thank the Maker

Years ago, back when Clarion was still held at Michigan State University, I remember crashing a Clarion reunion party and meeting Tobias Buckell for the first time.  Little did I know that years later I’d be sharing a hotel room with the man, or leaving fingernail prints in the plastic of his car, or– Wait, that […]

What I like about NanoWrimo

• Kills procrastinators stone dead. • Seeing fellow writers blog about falling in love with Nano, and vowing to do it again next year. • All the intense word wars which crop up across the blogosphere. • The huge amount of traffic on the NanoWrimo forums as tens of thousands of people talk about writing […]

The Query Project

Our Joshua Palmatier is running a “query project” today with other members of the group. I’m not participating this time around (I did the “synopsis project” a few months back) because I never had to write a killer, selling query letter. Hit the link if you want to see query letters that successful sf novelists […]

Darkness Defined (SF vs. Fantasy Redux)

Despite (or maybe because of) all the really interesting answers people came up with last time I brought this subject up, I’m still thinking about why fantasy out-sells science fiction. If you’re just joining this discussion, it started with a post by Eleanor Arnason over at the Wyrdsmith’s blog, in which she discusses a panel […]

A Guide to Reviewing a Book: A Writer’s Perspective

My second novel Spider Star was released last month and the reviews have been rolling in, both from pro venues and more causal discussions on various forums I’ve noticed.  I justify the obsessive googling as the result of trying to make sure I spot reviews for publicity, but it’s more realistically a combination of nerves […]

Novel Haiku

In honor of April Fool’s Day, novelist TA Pratt has promised to write book four in the Marla Mason series… entirely in Haiku. (See for yourself!) I’m no poet, but I couldn’t resist the idea of writing a little haiku of my own. Here’s one for my first book: JADE TIGER Kung fu goddess seeks […]

Revisions

Last week I received comments back from a short story editor who is interested in buying a story of mine.  He likes the piece, but feels that it still needs a bit of work before it’s ready to go in his publication.  Yesterday I received the first 200 manuscript pages of my next book, book II in […]

A Brief History of the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop for Writers

I’m the founder of the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop for Writers, which I run annually each summer in Laramie, Wyoming. This year the workshop will run from July 30 to August 5th, the week immediately prior to Denver Worldcon. Denver is only a two-hour drive from Laramie, and this will allow interested participants to attend […]

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David B. Coe

David B. Coe (http://www.DavidBCoe.com) is the Crawford award-winning author of the LonTobyn Chronicle, the Winds of the Forelands quintet, the Blood of the Southlands trilogy, and a number of short stories. Writing as D.B. Jackson (http://www.dbjackson-author.com), he is the author of the Thieftaker Chronicles, a blend of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction. David is also part of the Magical Words group blog (http://magicalwords.net), and co-author of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. In 2010 he wrote the novelization of director Ridley Scott’s movie, Robin Hood. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Visit site.

Chris Dolley

Chris Dolley is an English author of SF mysteries and fun urban fantasies, a pioneer computer games designer, and the man who convinced the UK media that Cornwall had risen up and declared independence. His novel Resonance (2005, Baen) was the first book to be plucked from Baen’s electronic slush pile. He now lives in France with his wife, a dolmen, and a frightening collection of animals. His memoir French Fried (2010, BVC) has just been released. Visit site.

Jim C. Hines

Jim C. Hines' latest book is THE SNOW QUEEN'S SHADOW, the fourth of his fantasy adventures that retell the old fairy tales with a Charlie's Angels twist. He's also the author of the humorous GOBLIN QUEST trilogy. Jim's short fiction has appeared in more than 40 magazines and anthologies, including Realms of Fantasy, Turn the Other Chick, and Sword & Sorceress XXI. Jim lives in Michigan with his wife and two children. He's currently hard at work on LIBRIOMANCER, the first book in a new fantasy series. Visit site.

Simon Haynes

Simon is the author of the Hal Spacejock series, featuring intergalactic loser Hal and his junky sidekick, Clunk. His website contains a number of articles on writing and publishing, and he's also the programmer of several freeware apps including yBook, BookDB and yWriter. In his spare time(!) he helps to run Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. Visit site.

Mike Brotherton

Professional astronomer, science fiction novelist (Star Dragon, Spider Star). Visit site.

Lyda Morehouse

Lyda Morehouse is the author of the science fiction AngeLINK series. She's won the Shamus and the Philip K. Dick Special Citation for Excellence (aka 2nd place). Her books have also been nominated for the Romantic Times Critics' Choice and preliminary Nebula ballot. She lives in the deep-freeze of Saint Paul, MN with her partner of twenty-odd years, their son, and lots and lots of cats (and fish!) Visit site.

Mike Brotherton

Professional astronomer, science fiction novelist (Star Dragon, Spider Star). Visit site.

Jenn Reese

Jenn Reese is the author of JADE TIGER (Juno Books, 2007), an action-adventure kung fu romance, with tigers. Her short stories have appeared online at Strange Horizons and Lone Star Stories, and in various print anthologies like Japanese Dreams, Sword & Sorceress, and Polyphony 4. When she's not writing, Jenn is practicing martial arts, playing World of Warcraft, or dreaming of rain. Visit site.

David B. Coe

David B. Coe (http://www.DavidBCoe.com) is the Crawford award-winning author of the LonTobyn Chronicle, the Winds of the Forelands quintet, the Blood of the Southlands trilogy, and a number of short stories. Writing as D.B. Jackson (http://www.dbjackson-author.com), he is the author of the Thieftaker Chronicles, a blend of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction. David is also part of the Magical Words group blog (http://magicalwords.net), and co-author of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. In 2010 he wrote the novelization of director Ridley Scott’s movie, Robin Hood. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Visit site.

Mike Brotherton

Professional astronomer, science fiction novelist (Star Dragon, Spider Star). Visit site.

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