Amazing Stories

Author: Nina Munteanu

On Ecology, Women and Science Fiction: Part 2, Praxis

Nina Munteanu explores issue surrounding eco-ficti... Read More »

On Ecology, Women and Science Fiction: Part 1, Gnosis

On Ecology, Women and Science Fiction: Part 1, Gnosis

Science fiction author and limnologist Nina Montea... Read More »

The Writer-Editor Relationship, Part 2: Five Things Writers Wish Editors Knew—and Followed

The Writer-Editor Relationship, Part 2: Five Things Writers Wish Editors Knew—and Followed

Some things writers hope editors know Read More »

The Writer-Editor Relationship, Part 1: Editors Preparing Writers

The Writer-Editor Relationship, Part 1: Editors Preparing Writers

Indie authors need editors. Here's how to go abou... Read More »

The Moving Target of Indie Publishing: What Every Editor (and Writer) Needs to Know

The Moving Target of Indie Publishing: What Every Editor (and Writer) Needs to Know

How to flourish as a freelance editor in an indie ... Read More »

Christ-Figure in Movies & Books: Grace or Redemption?

Christ-Figure in Movies & Books: Grace or Redemption?

There is a tendency in western literature to portr... Read More »

Resonating with the Universe

Resonating with the Universe

Which came first? Story or reality? Read More »

What Is the Solution to Author Solutions?

What Is the Solution to Author Solutions?

Self-publishing or publishing scam? Read More »

Revisiting the Short Story and Heinlein’s Five Rules of Writing

Revisiting the Short Story and Heinlein’s Five Rules of Writing

There are at least seven excellent reasons to writ... Read More »

The Ecology of Print Books: Niche Partitioning by Young Readers

The Ecology of Print Books: Niche Partitioning by Young Readers

Applying ecological principals to book publishing Read More »

How Game of Thrones Abandoned Me in the Pit of Despair

How Game of Thrones Abandoned Me in the Pit of Despair

“Game of Thrones is very compelling. But so is a t... Read More »

How Writers See Themselves…And How Others See Them…

How Writers See Themselves…And How Others See Them…

“I write for the same reason as I breathe—because ... Read More »

Why Reading is Smart — Especially if You Write

Why Reading is Smart — Especially if You Write

Want to write? Read. Read More »

Walking Helps Me Think and Imagine

Walking Helps Me Think and Imagine

Walking might be your muse. Read More »

On Style Manuals and Pinkerisms of Steve

On Style Manuals and Pinkerisms of Steve

You can apply the techniques of reverse engineerin... Read More »

Why Writers Can’t Spell

Why Writers Can’t Spell

If yore a pour speller, here's some advice.... Read More »

The Forbidden Library

The Forbidden Library

How many of these forbidden books are you guilty o... Read More »

What Indie Authors Should Know for 2015

What Indie Authors Should Know for 2015

As we enter a new year in writing and publishing, ... Read More »

Beat the Christmas Frenzy and Find Your Focus

Beat the Christmas Frenzy and Find Your Focus

Most of us think of Christmas as a busy time, of g... Read More »

Writing in Your Own Hand

Writing in Your Own Hand

Nina reminds us of the art of hand-writing. Read More »

The Resurgence of Oral Storytelling: the Audio Book

The Resurgence of Oral Storytelling: the Audio Book

Storytellers have shaped our societies and reflect... Read More »

Simplify Your Writing

Simplify Your Writing

Tightening up your craft is an important learning ... Read More »

On Interviews and Being a Good Reporter

On Interviews and Being a Good Reporter

If you are going to interview, you need to be a go... Read More »

The Importance of Setting in a Novel

The Importance of Setting in a Novel

Without setting, characters are simply there, in a... Read More »

Short Story or Long Story?  How to Decide on the Length of Your Story

Short Story or Long Story? How to Decide on the Length of Your Story

How do you determine what length to write? Comple... Read More »

Titles

Titles

Titles can determine whether a story is read... Read More »

When Do You Know Your Story Is Finished?

When Do You Know Your Story Is Finished?

How do you know it's time to write "the end"? Read More »

The Careful Writer: Commonly Misused Terms

The Careful Writer: Commonly Misused Terms

Strunk and White tell us, “are not so much bad Eng... Read More »

The Hero’s Journey: Part 3, Defining Your Hero

The Hero’s Journey: Part 3, Defining Your Hero

To write a truly compelling story is to resonate w... Read More »

A Hero’s Journey: Part 2, Heroes and Other Archetypes

A Hero’s Journey: Part 2, Heroes and Other Archetypes

Taking to the road with a hero...but what kind of ... Read More »

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