Tag: Writing Advice

Writing the Breakout Novel

I recently finished reading Donald Maass’ Writing the Breakout Novel. Maass is an author and literary agent and the book has lots of practical and useful advice on how to make your book more readable. The book concentrates on the key

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Why Your Science Has to Be Better Than The Science in TV Science Fiction

British writer Paul McAuley wrote an interesting article about the depiction of science in science fiction. He makes the point that it’s in the nature of fiction to tend towards depicting sudden revelations rather than gradual processes: You know the kind of

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Getting Ideas for Articles

Even if your main interest is in writing novels and/or short stories, you should still consider writing some non-fiction pieces. Why? If you’re a beginning writer, getting a non-fiction piece professionally published is usually a lot easier than getting paid

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