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Prize Writing—Three Things to Know

If you think about it deeply, everything that you write is really for a competition. You’re competing for publication with other writers, for promotional monies from the marketing departments of various publishers, for literary awards, and of course for your reading audience.

Writers of the Future Taps Kary English as New First Reader

The L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Contest would like to welcome Kary English as the new first reader for contest entries!

34th Annual Writers & Illustrators of the Future Winners Announced

This year’s Grand Prize Winners were presented at the 34th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards for Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests in Science Fiction and Fantasy held at The MacArthur in Los Angeles, California.

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop – Day 5

Another busy, informative day of workshops including today’s guest speakers Larry Niven, Robert J. Sawyer, Eric Flint, Nancy Kress and many more.

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop – Day 4

Another busy, informative day of workshops including today’s guest speakers Brandon Sanderson, Mike Resnik, Jody Lynn Nye and Larry Elmore.

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop – Day 3

Busy day for both Workshops. The writers finished their 24-hour stories and then there was the Big Reveal–where the authors see the illustration for their story for the first time. The pictures tell the story.

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop – Day 2

Today is the first full day of both the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Workshop. Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on what went down here.

Why Is Writers of the Future the Top of the Top Writing Contests

If you are an aspiring author or know someone who is, then this article is for you. Find out for yourself why Writers of the Future is the top writing contest in the world and why you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by checking it out.

Tell Me a Story by Larry Niven

I can’t tell you how to write, not in a thousand words. I’ve been telling what I know as fast as I learned it for twenty-two years. My collaborators now know everything I do. I’ve spoken on panels and published articles on writing. Is there anything left to say?

Analyzing What to Write

When you decide to write a novel, screenplay, or any tale at all, there are a number of things you should look at. In this article, New York Times bestselling author David Farland covers the points to analyze before writing a story.