Tag Archives: Science Fiction

On Writing Across Genres

Cross-genre works have become increasingly popular in recent years. They’ve always been around; they aren’t a new phenomenon. However, in the past it often proved difficult to get a cross-genre work published. That was not due to any fault in … Continue reading

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An Invitation

I admit it—I love time travel stories. I’ve even written one. My latest book, Deathright, isn’t just a time travel story, but time travel is definitely a big part of it. It was that love of time travel stories that … Continue reading

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Book Recommendations

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog, having been preoccupied with other matters that kept deterring me. I’ll try to get back on a more regular schedule, but in the meantime, here are reviews I’ve done recently of … Continue reading

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One Manuscript’s Journey to Publication

When A School for Sorcery, my first published novel, published by Tor in 2002, did so very well, I felt that I really had it made. I’d been writing for some time and had accumulated several unpublished manuscripts, but now … Continue reading

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Helping the Reader Suspend Disbelief

#SFWApro In last week’s blog I discussed ten “Don’ts”—things a fantasy writer must take care not to do to break the reader’s willingness to believe. As I promised then, this week I’ll discuss some “Dos.” 1. If your novel is … Continue reading

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How Not to Promote the Willing Suspension of Disbelief

#SFWApro In a sense all fiction, which is by definition a story that is not true, requires the reader to buy into the reality of the tale and suspend disbelief. But the suspension of disbelief requires greater effort for the … Continue reading

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The Terrano Trilogy Is Complete!

With the recent publication of my science fiction novel Touch of Death, the third book in the Terrano Trilogy, the story of the Terrano family reaches its exciting conclusion. The first volume, Shadow of a Demon, tells the story of … Continue reading

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