Daily Archives: January 21, 2010

Inevitably Someone Will Complain About Being Called a “Larva”

Jay Lake, a clever young fellow I think you’ll be hearing about a lot in the coming days, offers up “The larval stages of the common American speculative fiction writer,” detailing all the Stations of the Cross a newbie science fiction and/or fantasy writer is likely to visit on his or her path to crucifixion […]

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The Big Idea: Josh Sundquist

What you want to hear vs. what you need to hear: This is an eternal struggle with writers when they approach someone to read the drafts of their work. What you want to hear (“It’s brilliant! Change nothing!”) is sometimes very different than what you need to hear (“Here are the problems”) — so much […]

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3D Thoughts Plus AMC Notes

Over at AMC this week, I’m talking about what the future of 3D might be, in the wake of the massive success of Avatar. Are we facing Northanger Abbey 3D? The answers await you over there. Check it out. Also, a note for those of you following my column: in the next couple of weeks […]

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