Category Archives: mainstream fiction

From outer space to a book cover

   “But you are resolved to pursue it right now. Are you ready to gamble on your career, going boldly where no one else cared to go before?” “You paraphrased the wrong movie. I’m neither the first nor the only one … Continue reading

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Science in Fiction

“Remember that you are writing a novel, not a research paper. The story always comes first.” On writing, by Stephen King Okay, the story comes first, but let’s assume that adding some science to the plot can benefit the story. … Continue reading

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Self-publishing a mainstream novel – Q&A with Catherine Ryan Howard

Catherine, in her own words, is “a writer, self-publisher and caffeine enthusiast from Cork, Ireland.” I first saw Catherine’s blog, ‘Catherine, Caffeinated‘, in the summer, when I was starting to explore the option of self publishing. To promote her new … Continue reading

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