The Rise in Women Authors in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Genre?

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Recently, the Boston based magazine The Atlantic ran an interesting article entitled Women Rise in Sci Fi (Again) with the tag line, “This year’s major science-fiction awards had strong female representation, but don’t call it a feminist victory for the genre just yet.”  In it, they interviewed writers Ann Leckie (author of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Much Ado About Nothing

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On June 6, 2014, freelance journalist Ruth Graham wrote an article for the online magazine Slate entitled “Against YA” that was published with the tagline, “Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.”  Using as her main examples John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Rainbow [….]

Writing Tips From John Steinbeck

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From The Atlantic: The Atlantic posted six writing tips from John Steinbeck—Pulitzer Prize-winner, Nobel laureate, love guru— culled from his altogether excellent interview it the Fall 1975 issue of The Paris Review. 1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for [….]