Category Archives: Ask Bwana

Reprinted from Speculations, and Jim Baen’s Universe Baen’s Bar web forum.

Ask Bwana #63

The original 59 Ask Bwana columns ran in Speculations and were reprinted here over the past year and a half, with updates where required. This is the four all-new Ask Bwana column answering questions that arrived while the originals were … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #62

Okay, here we are with a third set of recent questions (and answers, of course) to follow the 59 Ask Bwana columns I’ve run and updated here. QUESTION: What’s something you think your successful writer proteges are doing right? ANSWER: … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #61

Okay, here we are with a second set of recent questions (and answers, of course) to follow the 59 Ask Bwana columns I’ve run and updated here. QUESTION: What do you make of the explosion of self-published material for Kindle … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #60

There were 59 Ask Bwana columns in Speculations, and we’ve run them all here on the web page, with updates where necessary. But while they were running, we’ve received enough new questions for a few more columns. This is the … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #59

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — September, 2003 The crystal has been cloudy for a couple of years, but it’s finally beginning to clear. The field has been in the doldrums. Advances (in many cases) are down. The … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #58

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — July, 2003 Okay, you’ve sold your first (or second, or third) novel, and you’re not merely proud of it, you know deep in your heart that it deserves a major award . … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #57

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — May, 2003 Along with this column, I also co-author a column, “The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues,” for every issue of the SFWA Bulletin. Most of the subject matter is aimed at the professionals who … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #56

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — March, 2003 Sooner or later everyone gets an idea for someone else’s universe — a great Barsoom or Pern or Lazarus Long story. No reason why not. The question is: what do … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #55

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — January, 2003 I just came back from the Worldcon in Toronto, and while I’ve heard moans and groans and prophecies of doom before, I have to say that it’s never been worse … Continue reading

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Ask Bwana #54

NOTE: this article first appeared in Speculations — November, 2002 If you’re going to be a freelance writer, and you live alone or your spouse is not employed and insured, then sooner or later — probably sooner — you’re going … Continue reading

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