27 Pieces Of Advice For Writers From Famous Authors

Celebrated authors, editors and illustrators write advice to young writers on their hands for “Shared Worlds,” a two-week creative writing summer camp at Wofford College.

1. Neil Gaiman.

Award-winning author of American Gods, Coraline, Stardust and many more.

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2. Nnedi Okorafor.

Award-winning author of Zahrah the Windseeker and The Shadow Speaker.

ID: 1032659

3. Garth Nix.

Award-winning author of the “Old Kingdom,” “Seventh Tower” and “Keys to the Kingdom” series.

ID: 1032656

4. Karen Lord.

Author of Redemption in Indigo and The Best of All Possible Worlds.

ID: 1032655

5. Patrick Rothfuss.

Author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear.

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6. Gene Wolfe.

Award-winning author of The Book of the New Sun and many other short stories and novels. He is considered to be one of the best living science fiction authors.

ID: 1032669

7. Jeremy Zerfoss.

Noted science fiction and fantasy illustrator. Co-author of the upcoming Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction.

ID: 1032667

8. Jody Lynn Nye.

Award-winning author of more than forty novels and one hundred short stories.

ID: 1032657

9. C.S.E. Cooney.

Noted author of science fiction short stories and poetry.

ID: 1032645

10. David Drake.

Award-winning military science fiction author.

ID: 1032647

11. Kit Reed.

Award-winning speculative fiction author.

ID: 1032660

12. Ann VanderMeer.

Award-winning publisher and editor of science fiction magazines and series, such as Weird Tales and the Best American Fantasy series.

ID: 1032668

13. Jaym Gates.

Noted publicist, editor and author.

ID: 1032651

14. Ekaterina Sedia.

Award-winning author of The Alchemy of Stone and editor of science fiction and fantasy anthologies.

ID: 1032662

15. Lev Grossman.

Bestselling author of The Magicians and The Magician King.

ID: 1032650

16. Gregory Norman Bossert.

Noted short story author and illustrator.

ID: 1032644

17. Scott Eagle.

Noted author and illustrator.

ID: 1032649

18. Jeff VanderMeer.

Award-winning editor, publisher and author of City of Saints and Madmen, among others.

ID: 1032666

19. Karin Lowachee.

Award-winning speculative fiction author of Warchild, Burnchild and Cagebird, among others.

ID: 1033481

20. Robert V. S. Redick.

Bestselling author of the “Chathrand Novels” series.

ID: 1032658

21. Kirsten Imani Kasai.

Noted dark fantasy and science fiction author.

ID: 1032654

22. Joe Haldeman.

Award-winning author of The Forever War, among many others.

ID: 1032652

23. N. K. Jemisin.

Award-winning author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, among many others.

ID: 1032653

24. Tobias Buckell.

Bestselling author of Halo: The Cole Protocol and other award-winning novels.

ID: 1032646

25. Angela Slatter.

Award-winning speculative fiction short story author.

ID: 1032663

26. Karin Tidbeck.

Award-winning Swedish author of fantasy and weird fiction.

ID: 1032665

27. Sharon Shinn.

Award-winning author of the “Samaria,” “Twelve Houses” and “Safe-Keepers” series, among many others.

ID: 1032664

The pictures were taken for “Shared Worlds,” a creative writing summer camp for teens hosted by Wofford College.

Interested students who will be entering grades 8-12 for the 2013-2014 school year can apply for the camp online. The dates for this summer are July 21-August 3.

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“Shared Worlds” provides need-based scholarships for many of its campers. If you’d like to help them, you can make a tax-deductible donation on their website.

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