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ANNOUNCEMENT: Write Short Fiction that Sells – Voss Foster

Write Short Fiction That Sells - Voss Foster

QSFer Voss Foster has a new short story writing book out: Your Guide to Writing and Selling Short Genre Fiction for the 21st Century. Short fiction can and should make you money. Have a hankering to write a short story but can’t justify the time? Have an old folder full of flash taking up hard drive space and making you no money? Looking to diversify your publishing portfolio? I’m here to help. Short genre fiction is a gold mine waiting to be tapped. Want more money? More recognition? More publication credits? Short fiction can be the ticket to expanding your … Read more

FOR WRITERS: Switching Genres

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott: Have you ever switched genres from what you used to write to something new? How did it go? Did your readers follow? Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Join the chat: FB:

FOR READERS: Bookstores & Queer Books

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Tam Ames: Bookstores/Libraries: As avid readers/authors I think we all have an innate love of bookstores, but do the bookstores in your neighborhood (city/state/country) cater to your queer tastes? Do you have a fair selection of queer books you can flip through? And do they have a queer section, or are queer books now shelved by genre? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat

FOR WRITERS: Genre Specific Blogs

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FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Andrew Gordon: I have a question for the group about genre specific blogs and Blog Tours. I have a list of the 50 ‘the best’ SFF blogs, but that’s like looking in the yellow pages (for us old folks – using Google for you youngins). Does anyone have a good list or even just a good site or two that is genre specific? It doesn’t need to be LGBTQ SFF, just SFF. And since I’m on the topic, what about Blog Tour companies that specialize in SFF (again, not LGBTQ SFF, just … Read more

For Readers: Sex in Genre Fiction

Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Hank T Cannon : The role of sex in genre fiction. I wasn’t introduced to sexy books in romance, but in decidedly non-romantic sci fi and contemporary fiction (hello Harold H. Robbins) where it was depicted as a description of power, personality, or outgrowth of culture, and and kind of treated like sport. Only later as my reading expanded did sex as a conduit for romance, or as an ignition for romance enter the picture. Was the “sporting sex” gratuitous, or did it serve to convey how the characters interacted with the world? Do … Read more