Science fiction author Gerald Brandt explains how this new series explores the genre boundary and how he came to find his newest book's focus.
In the first of a two-part series, WD editor Moriah Richard explains how magic systems exist on a spectrum and gives you some tips on selecting a system that works for you.
Writer and WD editor Moriah Richard shares her top advice to help you fight world-building overwhelm and organize your story.
Former eBay CFO Gary F. Bengier shares his journey to self-publish his debut speculative fiction novel based on his nonfiction philosophy book.
Award-winning crime author Stephanie Kane explains how she builds characters unlike herself and navigates their worlds to create vivid and realistic stories.
WD editor and fantasy writer Moriah Richard shares five unique ways in which writers can use World of Warcraft to better build their worlds—without playing the game.
Dustin Grinnell explains how to—and how not to—write more scientific fiction by analyzing Carl Sagan's “Contact” and the ways it incorporates believable elements that are understandable to laypeople.
In this post, Dustin Grinnell explores the tactics that author Michael Crichton used to craft realistic science fiction within one of his most popular novels, 'Sphere.'
YA author Annie Sullivan shares how she had to raise the stakes for everyone in her sequel to A Touch of Gold, why the writing process changed because of selling it on proposal, and more!
Hanna C. Howard shares that her path to success involved starting a new project (her YA fantasy novel, Ignite the Sun), how long it took to get a book contract after acceptance, her best advice for other writers, and more!
In this post, debut author Carole Stivers shares how a family trip in the desert Southwest in 2003 resulted in her debut novel in 2020, what wrong assumption she had about agents, how Hollywood got looped in before the book was picked up by a publisher, and more!
In this post, bestselling author MarcyKate Connolly shares how Shakespeare helped her figure out her most recent novel, why it took longer than she expected to write it, how she steps outside herself, and more!
In this post, Dustin Grinnell analyzes the screenplay for Spike Jonze's Her to see how writers can put heart in their science fiction.
In this post, learn how to write a science fiction novel from beginning to end, including 4 approaches for the first chapter of your novel, tips for writing about fictional technology, writing dystopian fiction, writing a science fiction series, and more.
We had the pleasure of talking with Tobias S. Buckell ahead of his keynote at indieLAB. Read on to discover his thoughts on what it takes to write powerful sci-fi, the process of writing with a co-author, and what's next for his career.