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Brent Van Staalduinen

#BecauseSocial

By Brent Van Staalduinen

Stepping away from social media and back into what’s most important.

Features

This week on Extreme Hoarders: Dr. Victor Frankenstein

By Susan Perabo

(Creating fully developed fictional characters*
*that are not secretly you.)

Reading, writing, & romance

By Melissa Hart

Three literary power couples share their secrets of collaborative success.

Reinventing a writer

By Ryan G. Van Cleave

Poet Virgil Suárez on craft, career, and perseverance – and why politicians should be required to read poetry and bake bread at least once a year.

Going from ‘writer’ to ‘author’

By

Congratulations, you wrote a book!
Now what?

HELP: I need somebody!

By Jeff Lyons

The 10 questions every writer needs to ask before
they hire an editor or script consultant.

Departments

WRITER AT WORK

The 15-minute writer

By Dena Dyer

Move your career forward in minutes a day.

BREAKTHROUGH

Building the foundation

By Lynne Constantine

Fast-moving plot: Check. High stakes: Check. But did you do enough to ground readers in your novel’s fictional world?

WRITING ESSENTIALS

Cut the fat

By Gail Radley

How to make your writing lean and clean.

WRITE STUFF

Wide web

By Triona Guidry

A writer’s guide to internet safety.

LITERARY SPOTLIGHT

Uncanny

By Melissa Hart

This three-year-old literary journal is breaking new ground in science fiction and fantasy.

CLASS ACTION

Write in paradise

By Jeff Tamarkin

Six workshops that combine gorgeous settings with serious learning.

CONFERENCE INSIDER

Brave new world(con)

By Melissa Hart

This massive, five-day conference offers a feast of opportunity for sci-fi/fantasy writers.

Also in Every Issue

Take Note

Brent van Staalduinen, Rion Amilcar Scott, and more.

Markets

How I Write

Robin Stratton: “Writers are inspired when they are in the company of other writers; the energy and enthusiasm makes them want to go home and write.”