Fantasy / Fantasy Fridays / Future of Writing

Is there something wrong with Epic Fantasy?

Recently, the website SFSignal posed this question to numerous writers, including Robin Hobb, Martha Wells, and Melanie Rawn. I thought it was an odd question- at least certainly a loaded question. The headline for Andrea Johnson’s article was even more confronting: MIND MELD: What’s “Wrong” with Epic Fantasy? Some, like Marc Alpin and Teresa Frohock, … Continue reading

Business News / Future of Writing / Publishing / Writer Resources / Writer Struggles

Will Traditional Publishing Ever Become Author-Focused?

Advice to Publishers. Well, it is that time of the year when the consultants trot out their predictions for the year. What will be the hot trends for 2014? Every consultant in the publishing industry hopes that he or she will be that trend-setter, reaping bushels of cash as a result.  Having just read another … Continue reading