Fan Fiction

- by Laura Resnick

Fan fiction (fanfic) is a term which typically indicates an unauthorized, unlicensed derivative work based on (most often) a TV show, a movie franchise, or a fiction series. Fanfic is generally written as a hobby and distributed for free. Although not limited to the following areas, fanfic is most prevalent among fans of the science […]

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The TBR Pile

- by Laura Resnick

As a fantasy writer, I was asked recently by a popular sf/f/h blog to name all the sf/f/h fiction that was currently in my TBR pile. (This translates as: What Science Fiction, Fantasy, and/or Horror novels are currently in your To Be Read pile?) Readers are sometimes curious about what writers read–and perhaps even more […]

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On Collaboration

- by Laura Resnick

Whether or not a writer enjoys collaborating on projects with other writers tends to be a very individual thing. I co-wrote three science fiction/fantasy short stories with my friend, romance writer Kathy Chwedyk. In each case, I accepted an invitation into a themed short story anthology, then realized I couldn’t think of a story. (I’ve […]

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The Author-Agent Business Model

- by Laura Resnick

Like many writers, I started my career without a literary agent, because I couldn’t find a legitimate agent willing to represent me when I was an aspiring writer. Then, after I sold eight books on my own, I went agent-hunting again. And now that I had demonstrated on my own that I could sell books […]

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