News for May 28th, 2010

Rick Copple says: I'm a guest blogger for a second time, within a month of the last one I think. This time I'm on Gareth L. Powell's blog. He is a science fiction writer. I wrote an article I titled: "Words Gone Wild." You can go there and tell me how off the mark I am. Or not, your call. :D

Taylor Kent says: the brand new Adventures of The Snarky Avenger web comic has launched. You can find it in all its glory at http://snarkyavengercomic.com. Check it out, subscribe, leave a comment!

Mike Duran has posted an article entitled Why “Supernatural Fiction” is Under-Represented in Christian Bookstores. It makes great reading and points out an important for those of us who are advocates of speculative fiction. http://mikeduran.com/?p=7344

Here's a round-up of what's current at Variance Publishing: lots of near-future technothrillers and even a fantasy, by the looks of it... http://variancepublishing.blogspot.com/2010/05/promo-me-baby.html


News for May 26th, 2010

Randy Ingermanson, the mad professor of fiction writing and author of several Christian science fiction novels, has made an unbeatable offer on his website. Anyone can post a question on fiction writing at http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/home/ask.php and Randy will schedule it to be answered on his blog.

Terri Main says: The main character in Dark Side of the Moon has a problem. Her household computer system which handles everything from cleaning robots to managing Carolyn's Calendar needs a name. It is actually starting to get testy that it does not have one yet. So, on my Facebook page for the last month we have been gathering names. Finalists are now posted for voting at
If you posted a name feel free to vote for it. If not, help Carolyn pick the name for her house.

Ellen Maze is looking for vampire victims - no kidding! If you want to nominate yourself to be killed off in her next novel Rabbit Legacy, head on over to her blog and have your say. 


News for May 24th, 2010

Rick Copple has published an extensive article on description for writers. Check out "Describing Description Detail" at http://blog.rlcopple.com/?p=230.

New at TitleTrakk: Katie Hart gives us a look at "The Characters of Narnia":

FRENZY, the final episode in the Dreamhouse Kings series by Robert Liparulo, is out now. For more information, reviews and more, go here: http://bit.ly/dj8dfA 

Marcher Lord Press has published free samples on Scribd of each of the latest releases:
To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson http://scr.bi/aa6zqs
The Word Unleashed by Steve Rzasa http://scr.bi/99ZEdY
The Superlative Stream by Kerry Nietz http://scr.bi/d0mIN1