Embryonic TANKBORN (How a Script Became a Book, Part 1)

- by Karen Sandler

I think the question authors are asked most often is “Where do you get your ideas?” Unless I’m being flip (“Mail order. Three for a buck for the hackneyed ones, a couple hundred for a really stellar concept), I find it a hard question to answer. That’s because a novel is so complex, with so […]

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The Circle of (Convention) Life

- by Victoria Janssen

Shortly after this post goes live, I’ll be on a train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. so I may attend CapClave, sponsored by the Washington Science Fiction Association. It’s a fairly small conference if you’re used to behemoths like Dragon Con. CapClave usually features one track of panels and one of readings, as well as […]

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I Know God Reads My Books

- by Marianna Jameson

So, you might ask, just how do I know that God reads my books? Because He’s taking my plots and turning them into headlines, that’s how. I know, I know, it’s supposed  to be the other way around, but try telling Him that. And with my latest novel, He not only read it, He got His […]

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A Writer’s Nightmare: Budgets!

- by Elaine Isaak

One of the things I appreciate about being an RWA member (yes, I’m also a SFWA member, and an SCBWI member if it comes to that) is the interesting articles in the Romance Writers’ Report.  I often recommend RWA to authors in many genres because of the group’s focus on business, craft and professionalism.  So […]

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