Questions 647: Choosing Editors

Robert asks: “What should I look for when choosing an editor?”

Resources Mentioned:
Astounding Science Fiction Anthology, edited by John Campbell
Best of Amazing Stories, edited by Hugo Gernsback
Who Goes There by John Campbell
Writing to Sell by Scott Merideth
Basic Instinct
Jade
Jagged Edge
Showgirls
The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood

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Questions 646: Writing Believable Geniuses

Sara asks: “How do you write believable geniuses?”

Resources Mentioned
Smartest Man in the World
The Librarians
Eureka
Leverage
Stargate, film and tv series
The Absent Minded Professor
Sherlock
House, M.D.
Big Bang Theory
Independence Day
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Zootopia DMV scene
Democracy in America by Alexis D’Toqueville
The Rights of Man  by Thomas Paine
The Door into Summer by Robert A. Heinlein
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Children of the Atom by Wilmar Shiras
Welcome to Monkey House, by Kurt Vonnegut
Forest Gump by Winston Groom
Gump & Co. by Winston Groom
Forest Gump movie
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Collative Learning: Analysis of Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs

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Questions 645: Basic Steps to Publishing

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Mark asks: “What are the basic steps involved in publishing my own books?”

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Resources Mentioned
How to Succeed in Evil by Patrick McLean
Draft2Digital
PublishDrive
Smashwords
Gumroad
Subscribestar
Making Tracks: A Writer’s Guide to Audiobooks and How to Produce Them by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Creative Penn
Gail Carriger
Lawrence Block newsletter
JA Konrath
Scott Sigler
Marie Force

Questions 643: Creating Genre

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Robert asks: “Are new genres created by innovative authors, marketing, social trends, or something else?”

Resources Mentioned:
Nancy Drew
The Hardy Boys
The Secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
Tom Swift Jr.
Have Space Suit, Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein

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