Summertime is more of a season we associate with reading that with writing—but for our group of authors, we continue to write away, just as much—if not more!—than we read. That’s why we have some great news to share: at New Zealand’s 37th annual national conference for science fiction and fantasy, author Lee Murray won… Read More Ask an Author: When Your Characters Take You Somewhere You Didn’t Want to Go
One of the features I decided to launch this year is part of an overarching, Sunday-Start-Your-Week-Well theme. The Book Recommendation feature is meant to help make commuting easier; a new sharing easy, yummy, and healthy recipes feature (to be launched next Sunday) is meant to help make the week more delicious and healthier; a finally,… Read More When A Blogger Can’t Blog: Failure to Launch
I must confess that the title of this feature sounds like an episode of The X-Files probably because of my obsession with the show and its recent revival. Regular Sahar’s Blog readers know that although the show has basically taken over my life in recent days, I’m still sticking to my regular posting schedule, including… Read More Ask an Author: When a Character Comes to Life and Takes Over
With the autumn solstice behind us, the nights are becoming visibly longer in North America. This usually means the need for more sleep. For a writer, this can be both a disadvantage or a blessing; the decreased number of hours during which we can write can be easily made up in one dream-filled night. Which… Read More Ask An Author: Writers and Their Dreams
A seemingly silly question can be surprisingly insightful, as our authors found out this week. This week’s feature was inspired by a conversation with a reader, who wondered what the spectrum of answers would be to the question: elephant or mouse? Choose one and explain why. Lee Murray I am a mouse. No doubt about… Read More Ask An Author: Mouse or an Elephant?