Day Six of the workshops–today was an all-star roster of authors and artists talking to the winners and giving invaluable tips to help them jump-start their careers.
A scientific approach to writing fantasy can be termed hard fantasy: establish the rules, never break them, and discover how the story is shaped by them.
A friend recently asked me about ways to improve your chances in the Writers of the Future contest. I thought it was a good question, and I thought my answers were a nice summary of lessons learned. So I decided to share them here as a simple set of “rules”