MediaBistro's Morning Media Menu had a conversation with author Jamie Brenner about advice for writers looking to explore this newly crowded genre.
An excerpt from Brenner:
My first erotic novel came out two years ago. The landscape feels completely different. There is not just the…
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Publisher's Marketplace announced the trade edition of BUZZ BOOKS 2013 FALL/WINTER is available for download.
Start reading exclusive pre-publication excerpts right now from 40 top fall and winter titles, including many featured on…
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By Andrea Heltsley Continue
Published: April 25, 2013
Words: 19,197 (approximate)…
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Defiance:The Essential Guide by Syfy, Trion Worlds
". . . an informative companion to the groundbreaking TV series and the incredible multiplayer game. Continue
Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically…
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“When society is ruled from behind the scenes by massive corporate conglomerates that control powerful… Continue
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Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, the Guardian surveyed established authors' tips for successful authorship. It's totally worth taking a look at today.
It's a two-parter featuring the likes of Elmore Leonard, Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Roddy Doyle, Helen Dunmore,… Continue
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Quoting John Lennon on his 70th birthday:
"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"
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Jacqueline Woodson “Sadly, white-owned independent bookstores still seem to underrepresent authors of color. So I trek to Brownstone Books in Bed-Stuy, where I can find the latest book by David Benioff or Coe Booth.”(409 Lewis Ave., nr. Decatur St.;718-953-7328 )
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Take a moment to appreciate the real benefit of what books bring to your life. Exercise your freedom to read anything you like by checking out some of the books still being challenged and banned across our country:
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
- Forever, by Judy Blume
- Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
- The Color…
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Read the newest short story winners on http://www.myafricandiaspora.com/ . Several BAS members are represented.
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Cons aren't always where you will find a large amount of minority participation. However, some of us are making ourselves known at quite a few. This weekend we are attending Arisia '10
- billed as New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention. We came to check out just how diverse it really is and we've got a lot to share.
Why should you consider attending a SciFi/Fantasy convention? I'll be… Continue
Added by Diane on January 17, 2010 at 10:00am —
If you make your living writing, or at least wish to - take a look at the many available jobs on the 'net. There are calls for Web Content Editors, Interns, Copyeditors, Writers and more. Now is a great time to bring in a little extra cash by writing short articles for content distribution companies like On Demand and Suite 101.
Start your search at common writer meeting place sites like MediaBistro.com
or sites… Continue
Added by Diane on January 2, 2010 at 5:00pm —
The Current VCAM team
and Microsoft Windows are looking for 3 web filmmakers
. Make and submit a short film by Monday, July 27th at 11:59PT. It can be artsy, funny, dramatic, animated...whatever, it just needs to be good.
Microsoft will pick 3 submissions to… Continue
Added by Diane on July 23, 2009 at 12:14pm —
I saw absolutely nothing. However, that is not why I was there. This was my history and my five feet and three quarters of an inch were not going to be an excuse not to take part in my nation's history.
My nation. The USA is back. I thought I'd be tired of hearing "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" and "Celebrate!" - but no - keep it coming. Waiting at security checkpoints I heard the event and knew by the swell of voices when the free world stopped and restarted. We were surrounded by… Continue
Added by Diane on January 21, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Congratulations to Elizabeth Alexander, whom President-elect Obama has chosen to read a poem at his inauguration. The Presidential Inaugural Committee website has posted the inaugural works of the three previous poets who spoke at the Kennedy and Clinton swearing in event - Robert Frost, Maya Angelou and Miller Williams.
Frost's poem "Dedication
" could not be read because of the blaring sun, so he winged it by… Continue
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And another new beginning. I'm not sure, but this may be the happiest time of my life (I say that every year and it's always true). I love what I do and I love the people who have come into my life because of it - you!
It's been an interesting year and I look forward to another one. Like many of you, I've had my personal woes with illness, work, money and family, but it all just makes me appreciate my life all the more.
Besides, now I wonder how to write about everything… Continue
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I claim America
From birth to grave.
From the time I could read,
I recognized my gift of freedom
I have loved where I am.
Even when girls my age
Had their lives dissolved,
Disintegrated in churches
I loved my country.
Even when pushed aside,
Shunned and ignored
I could look up and see
The letters of freedom,
A dream, an idea
The wall in reach,
When I protested and
It was but love for… Continue
Added by Diane on November 3, 2008 at 12:45pm —
Back in August of 2007, Farai Chideya discussed Black Science Fiction and Fantasy on NPR's News & Notes with Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, and Sheree R. Thomas.
If you are new to speculative fiction, start here.
News & Notes , August 13, 2007…
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