Tips on How to Write from Robert J. Sawyer


An Old Friend
Great Beginnings
Point of View
Constructing Characters
Show, Don't Tell
Speaking of Dialogue
Heinlein's Rules
Wordprocessing Tricks
Cover Letters and SASEs

Submission guidelines for Robert J. Sawyer Books, a science-fiction publishing line edited by Rob

Letter to beginning writers

Manuscript format checklist
Complete sample manuscript
Outlines and synopses
Writing an effective opening line

The book's written, what now?
Landing an agent
Breaking into the science-fiction marketplace
Why self-publishing is not the way to go

Notes for the copyeditor
Tips for public readings

Getting good press
Publicity doesn't just happen: A case study
More advice on self-promotion for writers

Using your website to promote your book
Advice for authors creating a website

Why authors attend science-fiction conventions
Another take on conventions

Audio! A Rob's lecture on point-of-view from Odyssey: The Fantasy Writing Workshop in 2007

Audio! A 37-minute podcast produced by Tee Morris featuring Rob discussing what authors can do to help market their science fiction and fantasy books

Toronto: A Writer's Tour

WordStar — A Writer's Word Processor

Turkey City Lexicon, the hoary, and somewhat contentious, mother of all workshopping vocabularies

Information about Writers' Workshops with Rob

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