Aug 25, 2017

Weekend Reads - RAW 170825

Welcome, this weekend reading focuses on writing, we look at strategies from prolific writers, we consider whether a fantasy trilogy is worth writing and more.

When it's time to relax this weekend, grab your favourite beverage and enjoy reading of the following articles.

Writing is not a sexy business. It’s not a rare butterfly that floats down and gently kisses you on the nose with a brilliant idea that conjures a hurricane of cash. It’s frustrating, and it’s lonely, and for most people, it doesn’t pay.

While I believe there are a lot of important decisions to make about your book (awesome characters, coherent plot, enough giant roach mutants, traditional vs. self-publishing), one may be the decision to write every fantasy writer’s dream: the Great (Insert Nationality Here) Fantasy Trilogy.

Science fiction magazines have always been the heart of the genre. Digital science fiction magazines have been popping up for years, getting a lot of their stories selected for the best-of-the-year anthologies. They’re a growing outlet for would-be writers. If you have access to publishing news, original anthologies and theme story collections are another great outlet for short fiction sales.

In a day and age in which the element of mass communications is so prevalent in much of the world’s culture, reliable facts and genuine news have become a rarity. The public at large is at a loss for discerning between fact and fabrication. Several faked documentaries from the Discovery Channel as well as far-reaching biased informative publications are just a few examples of contributions to the misunderstandings.

Video | Many technologies are greaty anticipated and predicted, and promise to change our lives. Today we will be looking at some that get less fanfare, but hold the promise to change our lives in profound ways.

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