How to Tell if the First Draft of Your Novel Just Isn't Worth Salvaging

It's almost the end of November, which means one thing: tens of thousands of you have just finished a novel. Congratulations! Now for the heart-breaking part — looking at the hundreds of pages of action and emotion that you wrote in a feverish daze, and figuring out how to revise it. Or whether you really even want to. »11/26/12 4:18pm

NaNoWriMo's Chris Baty Explains How to Write a Science Fiction Epic in 30 Days

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), when amateur and professional writers alike scramble to write a first draft of a novel in a mere 30 days. For science fiction writers, that's an especially daunting task, which can involve not only telling a story and creating compelling characters, but also craft… »11/12/08 11:40am