Small World

- by Elaine Isaak

So here I am on the Novelists, Inc. Blog preparing to talk about short fiction.  The form pops up on our blog from time to time, but I think it deserves its own slot, especially for those of you who are science fiction, fantasy, or horror writers.  Our sister genres have a thriving short story market–exploding, […]

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Moderating a Panel at a Convention

- by Victoria Janssen

I attended Arisia, a science fiction convention, recently. I moderated a panel on “writing while having a day job.” I’ve been attending sf cons since I was a young teenager, and serving on panels, and moderating them, for more than a decade, and they’re a great way not only to meet a new audience, but […]

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The Future is Now

- by Karen Sandler

Last night, my husband and I used Skype to meet some of the folks our older son, Eric, works with and teaches in Osaka, Japan. It was so very cool to have a chance to meet his boss, his co-workers and some of his young students (Eric teaches them English). He coached each of the […]

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David Attenborough, Antarctica, and Writing

- by Victoria Janssen

I had an unusual writing lesson recently. I watched the David Attenborough documentary on Antarctica, Life in the Freezer. It wasn’t specifically for research; I’m a fan of his, and was curious about the topic, and the DVD happened to be on sale! Though this series isn’t new–it’s from 1993–I totally recommend it, for the […]

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