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A Few Things I’ve Learned About Writing Military Science Fiction By Vincent H. O’Neil (aka Henry V. O’Neil) I’ve been writing for many years, and have published books in the mystery and horror genre in addition to military science fiction. I believe I’ve learned a few things going down that road, and would like to …

As a further aid to writers, this primer highlights some of the important questions you should be asking yourself when constructing your stories. This advice is also pertinent for any type of writing whether a short story, screenplay, or novel. THE SYNOPSIS This is a thumbnail of your story, what amounts to a brief encapsulation …

Or, Twenty Questions To Ask In Character Creation Pretend you are walking down a street, and you see your character for the first time. Describe them in one word. No matter how far fetched or illogical this initial impact may be, it may prove invaluable. Use clippings from magazines as illustrations of how you envisage …

JUST DO IT “Just do it!” That’s what they all say, isn’t it? Well for writers who also have to make a living to support their writing habit, coming back to that blank page is not always easy. Especially if the gig you have to pay the bills “in between” your writing projects requires ten …

My first piece of advice? Finish your novel then check it, polish it, and only then — when you are sure it’s been proofread to perfection — try to find agents who represent work similar to that of your own, either in style or genre. Follow their reading preferences, if at all possible. What is …