Those of you who know me well, know that Connie Willis wrote a novel that’s very much shaped and cemented my love for the genre — a novel I reread every year. Her entire body of work is nothing short of awe-inspiring. She’s a great American writer, not “just” a great SF writer. For an overview … Read more
Guest Post by Eldon Hughes P to the 4th power? P-Diddlying? Whatever. It’s what doing NaNoWriMo successfully is all about, taking advantage of the power of positive peer pressure. Every year since 1999 a growing horde of strangers and friends get together in groups, online and face to face, all over the world. At the … Read more
That’s right, P. N. Elrod the multi-talented author of The Vampire Files urban fantasy series (among many other books and genres) is offering critiques. This isn’t something she does lightly, and this is a rare opportunity to have a sample of your writing critiqued by a pro. Elrod is offering critiques to help pay the … Read more
Welcome, AWers! Are you looking for a terrific way to inspire your imagination and make writing fresh and fun again? This week’s guest post by Eldon Hughes offers a creative approach that’s worked for him, maybe it’ll give you a fresh path to follow, as well! — Mac Guest Post by Eldon Hughes Improv writing. … Read more
Here’s wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, full of warmth and joy and blessings beyond counting.
Guest Post by Benjamin LeRoy I’ve been a steady lurker on the Absolute Write forums since 2005. Every now and again I jump into a thread if I feel like there’s something I can contribute. Most of the time, though my impulse is to get involved when a new publishing company gets called to the … Read more
Hugo Award-winning author and professional puppeteer Mary Robinette Kowal started a delightful challenge, during a month-long hiatus from the Internet in 2010, to correspond with her via letter. That has grown to become A Month of Letters, which runs for the whole of February. During the next month, I and the other 6,000 people who’ve signed … Read more
Dive Into The World of Thrillers at THRILLERFEST Guest Post, by Alma Katsu If you write commercial fiction and are looking for a great writing conference, I recommend you check out the International Thriller Writers (ITW) annual event, ThrillerFest. It’s a four-day extravaganza held every year in early July in New York City, close to the … Read more
May your Christmas be bright and may your path bring you to a place of warmth, love, and closeness. And may the coming New Year hold joys beyond counting. Thank you for being here!
I just got this press release, so I thought I’d pass it along to all of you. ODYSSEY WRITING WORKSHOP ANNOUNCES ITS 18th SUMMER SESSION About Odyssey Since its founding in 1996, Odyssey has become one of the most respected workshops in the fantasy, science fiction, and horror writing community. Odyssey is for developing writers … Read more