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WRITER'S WORKSHOP

Welcome to the new Sci Fi - Arizona Writer's Workshop.  Many people have commented (with varying degrees of vehemence) on the rather lackadaisical way I have been updating the monthly articles of late.  I plead guilty as charged!  Sometimes there is just too much going on at the beginning of each month to update the articles.  To solve this problem, I have reformatted the articles and arranged them such that loading them online is simply a matter of a few clicks rather than the hour or so that preparing them for upload used to take.  To get everything synchronized, we are beginning both The Art of Writing and The Art of Science Fiction from the start.  That way, we won't miss anything.  As always, if you get impatient with the pace of delivery, you can always go to the Non-Fiction link to the left and actually purchase the books! (End crass commercial.)

For people who are new to the website, this is the section where we publish articles of interest to writers. We have two main discussion forums: 1) general advice and techniques for writers, and 2) the special needs of science fiction writing. If you are now a writer, wish to be a writer in the future, or are interested in the craft of writing, you will find both forums to be interesting. The articles are available for download in PDF format.

THE ART OF WRITING SERIES

General Advice For Writers

THIS MONTH'S ARTICLE

The Psychology of Writers

A writer's personality is something of a paradox.  We tend to be introverts, people who aren't really comfortable interacting with others; yet, we are also egotists.   We see nothing wrong with asking others to pay for the privilege of reading our opinions and they actually do! Perhaps there is method to our madness...  The article reviews the personality of writers and the effect that personality has on our work.   It also reviews the causes and cures for writer's block.

PREVIOUS MONTH'S ARTICLES:

The Unavoidable Sin of Repetition

Sequels and Series

THE ART OF SCIENCE FICTION

General Advice For Science Fiction Writers

THIS MONTH'S ARTICLE

Spacesuit Design, Part I

There are certain staples in science fiction writing:   spaceships, lasers, aliens, and bug-eyed monsters with an insatiable appetite for beautiful, buxom blondes.   Before you venture out of your ship to rescue the heroine, however; you need to be properly dressed.  Nothing like a lung full of vacuum to wilt even the biggest bulging biceps.  We begin our exploration into the problem of encasing your hero in an inflatable balloon that will keep him alive while he buckles his swash across the spaceways.  (Includes illustrations.)

PREVIOUS MONTH'S ARTICLES:

Space War, Part II: Interplanetary Space War

Space War, Part III: Interstellar Space War

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