David Farland Missed the Point About Discrimination in the Writing World

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A speculative fiction author published a blog post that I feel needs attention before it spreads through the writing community as gospel. In "Discrimination in the Writing World", David Farland opened with, A few days ago, I saw a Facebook post from a woman who complained that she didn’t want to see panels by “boring,… Continue reading David Farland Missed the Point About Discrimination in the Writing World

What is Contemporary Fantasy?

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Readers use genre to narrow down their interests. Librarians and reviewers want to know how to tag or shelf books. Authors need to reach a suitable audience to sell a story, whether it's an agent or editor who asked for work in a specific genre or ebook buyers searching on categories. At least among authors… Continue reading What is Contemporary Fantasy?

Water Cooler and Other Writing Forums

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Does anyone else remember chats at the office water cooler? I was looking for images for this post and realized that mainstream corporate culture has changed so much that maybe people hovering in a corner at breaks for a chance to talk about personal issues with less of a risk of a disciplinary meeting is… Continue reading Water Cooler and Other Writing Forums