Illustration for "Everything You Have Seen" by Karsen Slater

Imagination

New York Times bestselling author and Coordinating Judge for the Writers of the Future Contest Dave Farland gives tips on writing, taking up the subject of imagination and originality.

Dr. Yoji Kondo

On Writing Science Fiction by Dr. Yoji Kondo

“On Writing Science Fiction” is an article by Dr. Yoji Kondo with tips on writing. It originally appeared in Writers of the Future Volume 14.

Illustrators of the Future 1st Quarter 2017 Winners

Illustrators of the Future Contest – 3rd Quarter 2017 Winners

The judging results are in! And here are the winners for the Illustrators of the Future Contest – 3rd Quarter 2017

Small child giving soldier a ball

Character Traits

Frequently authors ask if I have a “form” that I used to help me critique a story. Given the large number of things that I look at in a story, any form that I had would simply be too long to be workable. Yet it makes sense to try to codify the critiquing process.

Salt Lake Comic Con 2017

Galaxy Press Rocked the Salt (Salt Lake City that is…)

We attended the Salt Lake City Comic Con which took place at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City with over 100,000 attendees over the 3-day event. One of the best parts of attending these conventions is seeing amazing friends—judges from Writers and Illustrators of the Future, contest winners and the amazing fans!

Thumbs up

A Guide to Critiquing a Story: Seven Vital Elements Every Story Must Have

Frequently authors ask if I have a “form” that I used to help me critique a story. Given the large number of things that I look at in a story, any form that I had would simply be too long to be workable. Yet it makes sense to try to codify the critiquing process.

Vida Cruz, Writers of the Future 2nd Q 2017 winner

Meet the Winners – Vida Cruz – WotF 2nd Q 2017

When it comes to writing advice, many writers will tell you not to stop writing. I’m going to be contradictory for a bit and tell you that yes, you should stop—at the right time, for the right reasons.

Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle at a book signing

Building Plausible Futures by Jerry Pournelle

This article by Dr. Jerry Pournelle was originally published in Writers of the Future Volume III. Timeless advice then and now.

Writer Winners - 1st Quarter

Writers of the Future Contest – 3rd Quarter 2017 Winners

The judging results are in! Here are the 3rd Quarter 2017 Writers of the Future Contest winners. Congratulations to you all!

Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017)

L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest pays tribute to Dr. Jerry Pournelle and his legacy of helping new writers.