Speculative Fiction Writing Wroundup for 9/19/2013

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Be sure to check out Today’s SF Signal Link Post and Free Fiction Listings!

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Don’t Miss These Links:

  1. Suspense vs. Action

    When there’s too much action, you can wind up with a story that lacks tension and suspense. The reader becomes bored and never really cares about who lives or who wins. If they actually finish the book, it’s probably because they’re trapped on a coast-to-coast flight or inside a vacation hotel room while it’s pouring down rain outside.

    - Joe Moore (The Kill Zone)

  2. How do I write about a character that is funny?
  3. My Superpower: Stina Leicht

    Frankly, I’m not sure I’d call any quality I have a ‘super power.’ (Well, other than the ability to find a goth outfit in any store.) I’m a ball of positive and negative traits that constantly war with one another–in short, I’m a human being. As luck would have it, that happens to work in my favor from time to time. My husband loves to call me a ‘method writer.’ He does this primarily when I rush outside after an ice storm[1] and tramp around in the thin layer of snow with my head tilted like the Victor dog, Nipper. Dane loves to shout, “Remember your coat!” because half the time I’m so wrapped up in capturing the experience that I forget silly little things like self-preservation.

    - Stina Leicht (The Skiffy and Fanty Show)

Craft

Writing – Q&A

Publishing

Promotion

Writing Life

Motivation

Ideas – Spec Fic

Ideas – Books and Reading

Ideas – Climate Change, Collapse, and Post-Apocalyptic

Ideas – Science, Technology, and Space

Ideas – History and Prehistory

Ideas – Other Interesting Stuff

Podcasts

Tools

Spec Art

Fun Stuff

Today’s Link Theft Victims:

  1. Mental Floss
  2. The Passive Voice
  3. SF Signal
  4. Tor
  5. The Writers’ Helpers

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