NY Writers Perfect Pitch Conference

One of the most useful steps I took in the road to getting published was to attend writers conferences. It’s something I recommend to all up-and-coming writers who are having trouble getting their work to that next level. Since not all writers conferences are created equally, here’s a review from one that

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Asahiel on the iPad

As most have probably heard, Apple released its iPad recently to much fanfare. As with any new Apple product, there is now a proud minority of technology users running around showing off their fancy new gizmo. Case in point, the following photos, sent by a friend who wanted to show

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“Thorns” Now Available Online

Back in the spring of 2002, at a writers retreat in Italy, I wrote a short story for the anthology Pronto! Writings from Rome. In 2007, my brother Neil and his editor friend, C. Eric Powell, were looking to produce a short film, and chose this story as their source material. Loooong

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HBO Greenlights “A Game of Thrones”

A couple of days ago, HBO finally made the announcement that fantasy enthusiasts have been waiting for, greenlighting an entire first season of George R. R. Martin’s wildly successful A Game of Thrones. Apparently, the order is for nine episodes in addition to the already completed pilot. Production is slated to

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A Visit with James Cameron

Even in Los Angeles, it’s not every day that most of us get to sit down and watch a film with the guy who created it. Rarer still would be to do so with the writer/director who now lays claim to the two highest-grossing films (in terms of total dollars) of all

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Pronunciations

One of the most frequent questions any fantasy author hears is, “How do you pronounce the names in your book?” Often, I think folks make it harder than it is. But, let’s face it, when even the word “dove” can be read two different ways, I can see where something like

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