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Ask many writers what got them to the next level, what separates great writers from good writers, sparkling writing from the merely competent, and they’ll often give the same answer: voice. A voice that stands out, that grabs the reader and … Continue reading →
Here’s an interview with Russian speculative fiction writer Yaroslav Barsukov, the first installment of whose novella, “Tower of Mist and Straw” appeared in the September issue of Metaphorosis Magazine: We had a delightful time discussing the genesis of his novella, … Continue reading →
Science fiction often thinks about the technology and science without considering the ways social structures will change as tech changes — or not. What will relationships look like in the future when we have complications like clones, uploaded intelligences, artificial … Continue reading →
I don’t know about other writers. For one thing, I’ve never been another writer. For another, although I’ve observed practically all the interviews, or as in this case requested from writers, are about how the writing is done, creative tricks, recipes and such. I can’t listen to, view, or read that stuff…not that it isn’t full of useful information, just that my attention wanders, or I fall asleep. So, the nice guy who works for the publisher and arranges this kind of thing told me it would be a good idea if I wrote something about writing. And I just told you that I really don’t know anything about how other writers do it.
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All times are Pacific. (Here is a time zone resource.) Campus events are open to Chez Rambo Discord server members; join us by supporting Cat on Patreon in order to access the server and get class discounts and other freebies. … Continue reading →
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