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Science Fiction Novelist

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Writer's Workshop

Welcome to the Writer's Workshop. Each month we publish articles dealing with matters of concern to writers, with an emphasis on the technical problems specific to science fiction writing. No matter what sort of a writer you are or wish to be, you will find something of interest here.

The Art of Writing

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Protagonists
Learn what it takes to make an interesting protagonist from Hamlet to Star Wars and why your hero can't just "leap tall buildings in a single bound!"

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Writers and Readers The Publication Process

The Art of Science Fiction

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Life as We "Think" We Know It
Have you considered the number of relatives the human race has here on Planet Earth? There is everything from our close cousins, the chimpanzees, to our distant relations, the oak trees. Learn about the unifying principles of life on Earth and how they tell us what aliens might be like.

Previous Month's Articles

Science Fiction and Society Living in Space