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.

2. Nnedi Okorafor.

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

3. Garth Nix.

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

4. Karen Lord.

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

5. Patrick Rothfuss.

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

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.

7. Jeremy Zerfoss.

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

8. Jody Lynn Nye.

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

9. C.S.E. Cooney.

Noted author of science fiction short stories and poetry.

10. David Drake.

Award-winning military science fiction author.

11. Kit Reed.

Award-winning speculative fiction author.

12. Ann VanderMeer.

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

13. Jaym Gates.

Noted publicist, editor and author.

14. Ekaterina Sedia.

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

15. Lev Grossman.

Bestselling author of The Magicians and The Magician King.

16. Gregory Norman Bossert.

Noted short story author and illustrator.

17. Scott Eagle.

Noted author and illustrator.

18. Jeff VanderMeer.

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

19. Karin Lowachee.

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

20. Robert V. S. Redick.

Bestselling author of the “Chathrand Novels” series.

21. Kirsten Imani Kasai.

Noted dark fantasy and science fiction author.

22. Joe Haldeman.

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

23. N. K. Jemisin.

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

24. Tobias Buckell.

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

25. Angela Slatter.

Award-winning speculative fiction short story author.

26. Karin Tidbeck.

Award-winning Swedish author of fantasy and weird fiction.

27. Sharon Shinn.

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

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.

“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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