James Herriot: Portrait of a Bestseller
Are you a writer? Would you like some inspiration from a best-selling author, one who needed motivation to write and then suffered through many rejections? Meet James Herriot, veterinarian-author of All Creatures Great and Small and its sequels. Shortly after two films were made of his works, and prior to the TV series, the BBC […]
One Dark Lord Too Many
Del Rey editor Mike Braff has a message for all you submitters of fantasy lore: “I’ve identified several negative tropes that we see far too much in fantasy submissions.” They are: The Prophetic Orphan The Expository Sewer A’pos’tropheus the De’stroy’er He talks about them here. Note the reaction of one respondent: “If I come across […]
Middle Grade or Young Adult?
What’s the difference between Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction? Authors and editors discuss the matter at the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) website here. Part One discusses the definitions. Part Two describes the content. What topics are allowed and what topics are taboo? Find out here.