Sean Doran

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5 Books Written by Authors in the Grip of Mental Illness

The joke that all writers are crazy for choosing a profession with so little glamour or guaranteed return on investment is an old one, but it’s not …

Literature

Why fiction can expose a writer in even more ways than memoir

It wasn't until about a week before my first book was published in 2010, a memoir about moving back to my parents' farm, that I started to worry. Not so much about forthcoming reviews or if the thing would generate any interest or sell any copies. I worried about the content. It wasn't just a …

Alma telescope peers into space from Chile's mountains

<b>On a bitterly cold afternoon, a small team of engineers moves slowly across Chile's Chajnantor plateau.</b><p>Bundled up against the biting wind, they stop under one of the dozens of giant telescopic dishes scattered across the moon-like landscape.<p>They unfold a stepladder and clamber up into the back of …

Why You Should Write Flash Fiction

<i>But first, an announcement~ The winner of Chuck Sambuchino’s book, How To Get a Literary Agent is…morgynstarz! Chuck will be in touch, and will send</i> …

Mike Brooks On How He Created a Well-Worn Universe for His Novel Dark Run

There’s a category of science fiction that we really like: the well-worn space opera. Spaceships, crews, mysterious cargos, smuggling runs across the …

Tell the Story That’s Been Growing in Your Heart

Tell the story that’s been growing in your heart, the characters you can’t keep out of your head, the tale that speaks to you, that pops into your …

Writing

Time travel to Ancient Greece: Scientists recreate night sky to date 2,500 yr-old poem

If you wonder what the night sky over Ancient Greece looked like, scientists from a Texas university may satisfy your curiosity as they have …

Notes for Young Writers

<i>The following advice was sent to the creative writing students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, following a series of talks Ms.</i> …

New Study Ponders If Earth Is Surrounded By Extinct Ancient Civilizations

The search for extraterrestrial life seems to be an increasingly fruitless task for us mere human mortals as our technology advances and our understanding of our universe increases. The universe is amazingly large, featuring nearly endless star systems, planets and chances for intelligent life to …