The Story Behind Jack Williamson’s “With Folded Hands”

In this next article in the series about authors and their stories, we discuss the Dean of Science Fiction Jack Williamson’s story “With Folded Hands” and what influenced him to write it.

The Story Behind “Fahrenheit 451”

In this next article in the series about authors and their stories, we talk about Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” and what inspired him to write the novel.

What Inspired Stephen King to Write “Pet Sematary”

Do you ever wonder how Stephen King comes up with the ideas for his novel? In this blog you find the real-life incidents that inspired “Pet Sematary.”

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.

What Inspired Philip K. Dick to Write “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

Do you ever wonder how an author comes up with the idea for a novel? In this blog you discover what inspired Philip K. Dick to write his classic novel.

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.

Fear: The Pioneer of Modern Psychological Thrillers

Originally published in July 1940, L. Ron Hubbard’s immortal Fear is recognized as a pioneer of the modern psychological thrillers. It has riveted and influenced both readers and authors for over 75 years and continues to do so today.

Battlefield Earth Audiobook Receives Over 1400 5-Star Ratings on Audible

The award-winning audiobook, Battlefield Earth, produced by Galaxy Press has just surpassed 1400 5-star reviews on Audible making it a fan favorite.

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

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.