Tag Archives: Literature
Science fiction writers often write about geniuses and other very bright people. If you’re satisfied with all the stereotypes about them, read no more. But if you’d like to know what they are REALLY like, go to this newly posted … Continue reading
What specifically do we need to do to write accurate female characters? Here are some suggestions. Notice that I qualify most statements. And you must intuit the existence of qualifications if I don’t make them explicit. Generalities usually have lots … Continue reading
The trade magazine of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror, Locus, has tracked many of the details of the field since 1981. Among these are the number of new titles published each year. Since the mid-1980s the number of SF and fantasy … Continue reading
I’ve been sampling the famed New Yorker magazine for maybe a year now. I’ve been impressed by their monthly short story. Negatively impressed. They all seem to target continued here.
Often bios of writers mention all the many different kinds of jobs they’ve had: waiter, attorney, teacher, Peace Corps volunteer. So often the long list has become a cliché. There is a reason why it’s so often true, and it’s … Continue reading