I am a writer, specializing in novels (fantasy, science fiction and others) and poetry. While I may be able to answer questions on non-fiction, my specialty is fiction. Please keep that in mind when asking questions.
For four years, I taught a series of fiction writing classes in Sacramento, CA. I've written literally hundreds of essays that are online. My latest novel, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, won BEST FICTION in Fresh Voices 2006, BEST FICTION and BEST YA FICTION in the NCPA Book Awards, and placed as a finalist in BEST BOOKS 2005 (losing to Amy Tan's newest). In 2002, my novel WISH YOU WERE HERE won awards for Best Fantasy and Best Fiction/Drama in the 8th Annual SPA Awards.
BA in fiction writing.
Writing is as natural to me as breathing. I love the joy of creating, and of course, knowing that others have enjoyed my creations.
Only to become better and better. Well, okay... wider recognition for my books would be nice, too.
I honestly feel that writing well is a skill that anyone can learn. There's less "talent" needed than people might think.
I always try to incorporate controversial and provocative topics into my novels. Challenging peoples' conventions is great!
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Hi, Susan. I can relate! In fact, at the moment, I'm at a coffee shop with the laptop, ostensibly writing. But as you can see, I've distracted myself with email. Let me begin by saying that everyone
Susan: Okay, so you essentially have two ways to go between scenes. But before I go into the types, it's good to determine what you're changing. The gap between one scene and the next indicates
Susan, can you reply with more information? This doesn't give me much to go on. What, exactly, is causing you to feel stuck? Are you having trouble just transitioning between scenes?
Tiffany: Awesome that you're writing a book at your age. And no... Age means little. Christopher Paolini was 16 when he wrote ERAGON. Mary Shelly was 18 when she wrote FRANKENSTEIN. What matters is
Andy: Certainly, no issues with prologues. Many books contain them. Just make sure you're using one for the right reasons. The line between science fiction and fantasy is often blurred, but the
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