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Science Fiction Doesn't Have To Be Gloomy, Does It?

This article, by Damien G. Walter, originally appeared on The Guardian UK Books Blog on 9/24/08. The future can be worrying to consider at the best of times. But with a global economic crisis looming, a war on terrorism and the continuing threat of climate change to ponder, the future looks bleak indeed. It’s at […]

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How Many Books Do You Have To Sell?

This piece, by Jim C. Hines, originally appeared on his blog on 4/29/09. In it, Mr. Hines looks at what it takes for a mainstream author’s book to "earn out" its advance—and why big advances aren’t necessarily a good thing for authors. Publishers and authors tend to keep actual numbers under wraps when it comes to print runs […]

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Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave

This piece, by Janice Hardy, originally appeared on her The Other Side of the Story blog on 4/15/09. We spend a lot of time focusing on our core conflict, and rightly so since that’s what driving our novels. But what about the subplots? Those pesky side stories that either deepen our novels or side track […]

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Ed Patterson's Interview on the Ozuna Show – Archive is now Available

For those of you who were unable to listen to my hour long interview on the Bobby Ozuna show – The Soul of Humanity – last Wednesday, the show can be heard in the archives by following the link below. It takes about 5 minutes to download on a DSL or broad bandwidth computer.    The link […]

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More On Revising And Editing

This piece, by David B. Coe, originally appeared on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Novelists site on 4/23/09.   I’m in the midst of rewrites.  I received a revision letter from my editor the other day and have been wading through his comments, trying to bring fresh thinking to a novel that I finished six months […]

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Radio Interview

I had a nice interview today on Cowgirl Life radio. It was fun. Blog talk radio is a great networking too.

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Sandy Nathan's book, Numenon, wins the 2009 Nautilus Silver Award––now it competes for the Gold!

Numenon, by Sandy Nathan, is a Nautilus Book Awards Silver Winner!

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The Point of Pedantry

This post, by John Dougherty, originally appeared on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure on 4/1/09. We had a science teacher at our secondary school who, on this date every year, would send some hapless first year to one of his colleagues with a request for a long stand. Or, occasionally, a big weight. Even then, […]

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Rejection, the burden of all writers

This article was originally posted at Alan’s blog – The Word.  

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Vonnegut's Rules of Writing

This piece, by P. Bradley Robb, originally appeared on the Fiction Matters site on 3/23/09. “Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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How Independents Will Save Literature From The Recession

This article, by Hirsh Sawhney, originally appeared on The Guardian UK Books Blog on 3/11/09. While the majors are in terrified thrall to the bottom line, the shoestring passions of the small presses will carry on regardless It’s not a good time for New York’s books world, or so they tell me. I’ve just returned […]

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Ed Patterson will be on Bobby Ozuna's Internet Radio show this Wednesday

I’m happy to announce that I will be interviewed as the guest author on Bobby Ozuna’s internet Radio Show the Soul of Humanity THIS Wednesday night @ 7PM CST: 4/22/2009   Please join the thousands of listeners at The Soul of Humanity, on the Artist First Radio Network:  http://artistfirst.com/bobbyozuna.htm

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My name is Bobby Ozuna, author, ghost-writer & Internet Talk Radio Host

My name is Bobby Ozuna, author of the literary fiction novel: PROUD SOULS, public speaker, ghost-writer and host of a new Internet Radio (Talk) Show called "The Soul of Humanity" My show was designed to offer a platform for independent artists–from musicians to authors–and promote their efforts to create success within their passions.

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LIVE streaming Internet Radio (Talk) Show to help promote indie artists

My name is Bobby Ozuna, author of the literary fiction novel: PROUD SOULS, public speaker, ghost-writer and host of a new Internet Radio (Talk) Show called "The Soul of Humanity" My show was designed to offer a platform for independent artists–from musicians to authors–and promote their efforts to create success within their passions.

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Punk Write!

This piece, by Graham Storrs, originally appeared on his site on 4/10/09. The first I heard about punk rock was in about 1975 when some kid handed me a pamphlet on the street. It was a manifesto of sorts. It had the chord diagrams for C, F and G drawn on it and, underneath, the […]

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