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Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop Week 2022 – Day 3

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Monday opened with a tour of the Author Services building for writers and illustrators alike. After the tour, the illustrators met Coordinating Judge Echo Chernik, while the writers learned about conventions and traditional vs. self-publishing.
Writers & Illustrators of the Future 2022 - Day 2

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop Week 2022 – Day 2

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Winners in L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future contest arrive in Hollywood, while the writers learn about story elements.
Writers of the Future 2022 - Day 1

Writers of the Future Workshop Week 2022 – Day 1

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Winners in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest arrive at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles to begin a week-long workshop.
Zack Be, Storm Humbert, and Luke Wildman

Writers of the Future Podcast: Author Interview with Zack Be, Storm Humbert, and Luke Wildman

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Listen to the Writers and Illustrators of the Future podcast on writing with Writers of the Future winners Zack Be, Storm Humbert, and Luke Wildman on what winning has meant to them and how to become an author.
Jeff Edwards

Writers of the Future Podcast: Author Interview with Jeff Edwards

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Listen to the Writers and Illustrators of the Future podcast with Jeff Edwards on writing about ordinary men and women working together to do extraordinary things which was something he experienced in his military career.
David Farland

The Writer Whisperer, David Farland

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Dave Farland (Wolverton) was an extraordinary individual and friend to all writers, always lending a helping hand. He will be greatly missed.
Douglas E. Richards

Writers of the Future Podcast: Author Interview with Douglas E. Richards

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Writers of the Future Podcast interview with Douglas E. Richards, with tips for writers on research, speculation vs. scientific accuracy, and aliens & UFOs.
A.G. Riddle

Writers of the Future Podcast: Author Interview with A.G. Riddle

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A.G. Riddle, a self-publishing sensation with his Atlantis Gene, discusses his not-so-fast journey to success.
Writers of the Future 4th Quarter Winners

Writers of the Future 4th Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 38

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The judging results are in! And here are the 4th Quarter 2021 Writers of the Future Contest winners.
Illustrators of the Future 4th Quarter Winners

Illustrators of the Future 4th Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 38

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Here are the 4th Quarter 2021 Illustrators of the Future Contest winners for Volume 38. Congratulations to you all!
Writers of the Future 3rd Quarter Winners

Writers of the Future 3rd Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 38

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The judging results are in! And here are the 3rd Quarter 2021 Writers of the Future Contest winners.
Illustrators of the Future 3rd Quarter Winners

Illustrators of the Future 3rd Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 38

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Here are the 3rd Quarter 2021 Illustrators of the Future Contest winners for Volume 38. Congratulations to you all!

Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 8

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Day Eight - For the first time in the week, writers and artists gathered in a combined workshop, "Promoting Yourself in This Day and Age" as promotion is vital in both the domain of the writer and the artist. 

Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 7

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Day Seven - Past winner, Wulf Moon's perspective on what this Contest did for him and what the Contest is about to do for the latest winners. 

Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 6

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Day Six of the workshops--today was an all-star roster of authors and artists talking to the winners and giving invaluable tips to help them jump-start their careers.
Authors Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta address the Writers Workshop

Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 5

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Day Five of the workshops--another packed day filled with guest speakers giving advice and tips to the winners topped by the unveiling of the latest release--Volume 37!
Echo Chernik and Jody Lynn Nye with Writers of the Future Vols 36 & 37

Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 4

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Day Four of the Writers of the Future Workshop began at 2 p.m. This was not so that the writers could sleep in, but to give them the full amount of time to complete their 24-hour stories!
Illustrator winners outside Author Services in Hollywood

Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 3

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Cloudy Los Angeles skies could not dampen the spirits of the illustrators as Contest administrator Joni Labaqui led the artists down Hollywood’s Walk of Fame for a tour of the historic Author Services building.
Writer winners in front of Author Services building in Hollywood

Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 2

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Day Two of the Writers of the Future Workshop began with brilliant California sunshine lighting up the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
WOTF 36 & 37 Writers Workshop - Day 1

Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 1

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Enthusiastic writer winners from Volumes 36 & 37 in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest arrived today at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Because of the pandemic, this year’s workshop is especially unique.
C Stuart Hardwick

Advice on Writing Fantasy

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Whenever you have a new story idea, ask yourself what story you can confidently tell that nobody else would think to? Tell that story, and whether the world scoffs or rejoices, you’ll at least have made your own place in it.