More than Fame or Fortune

Writing tips from bestselling author, Dave Farland on what motivates a writer to write.

Giving Up

Sometimes it seems that your life has a theme. In the past couple of weeks I’ve heard from several authors the words “I’m thinking about giving up.” I worry about that. No one ever won a race by giving up.

Questions of Balance

Writers of the Future Coordinating Judge, David Farland, passes on his tips on writing stories that are well balanced.

Avoid Hesitation

When you sit down to write a story or the opening to a scene, you’re presented with a problem: how to begin? As a contest judge, I see too many tales that don’t work—right from the very first sentence.

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.

Building Plausible Futures by Jerry Pournelle

This article by Dr. Jerry Pournelle was originally published in Writers of the Future Volume III. Timeless advice then and now.

Writers of the Future Workshop 2017 – Day 2

I came back to the Writers of the Future this year because I admire the contest itself, and because I love the idea of paying forward into an event that has enriched my life so much. I absolutely love helping these new winners. It’s a total blast. But when I look into the mirror, I’ve […]

Mega-Best-Selling Author Reveals Secret of Getting Started as a Writer

With over 200 million copies of his works in print, the late L. Ron Hubbard is the author of dozens of international bestsellers. A newspaper reporter once asked Hubbard if he had any advice for budding writers, to which he replied …

To Read or to Write: That is the Question

Writing Tips #11 in the Series Close last year’s Writers of the Future anthology, put the book down for a few, and write. But… But… you need to study the past winners to see what wins the contest, right? All writers have heard it at one point of another. To write well, first comes being […]

Self-Advocacy and Publishing

Once you have written that story what do you do with it? Obviously you are going to head over to the submit page for Writers of the Future, but after that, what? …