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For Writers: On Writing Feminist SF

Atwood, Margaret.
--. "On Being a 'Woman Writer': Paradoxes and Dilemmas." In Second Words: Selected Critical Prose (Boston: Beacon Press, 1984): pp. 190-204.
--. Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing (Cambridge University Press: 2002)

Du Pont, Denise.
Women of Vision: Essays by Women Writing Science Fiction (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988)
Includes:
"The Carrier-Bag Theory of Fiction" by Ursula K. Le Guin;
"Agent First, Anthologist Sometimes, Writer in the Cracks" by Virginia Kidd;
"Retrospection" by Anne McCaffrey;
"Questions, Questions" by Patrica C. Hodgell; "Interview" by Suzette Haden Elgin;
"In the Country of the Mind" by Lee Killough;
"One Woman's Experience in Science Fiction" by Marion Zimmer Bradley; "The Restless Urge to Write" by Joan D. Vinge;
"The Writer as Nomad" by Pamela Sargent;
"No-Road" by Suzy McKee Charnas.

Griffith, Nicola.
"Writing from the Body" in Women of Other Worlds: Excursions through Science Fiction and Feminism, edited by Helen Merrick and Tess Williams, University of Western Australia Press: Nedlands, 1999: pp. 247-260.

Jones, Diana Wynne.
Essay from The Medusa on writing for children versus writing for adults.

Le Guin, Ursula K.
--. Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew (Portland, Or: Eighth Mountain Press, 1998)
--. "A Citizen of Mondath" in The Profession of Science Fiction: SF Writers on their Craft and Ideas, edited by Maxim Jakubowski and Edward James, Basingstoke and London: Macmillan, 1992: pp. 73-77.

Scott, Melissa.
--. Conceiving the Heavens: Creating the Science Fiction Novel (Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997)

Springer, Nancy.
--. "On Surprises, Generosity, the Blue Horse on the Himalayan Hill." Writer's Chapbook Series, #36. Writer's Notebook Press: Pulphouse Publishing, Eugene, OR: 1991.

Sturgis, Susanna.
--. "Notes of a Border Crosser." in Women of Other Worlds: Excursions through Science Fiction and Feminism, edited by Helen Merrick and Tess Williams, University of Western Australia Press: Nedlands, 1999: pp. 102-114.

Vonarburg, Elisabeth.
--. "So You Want to Be a Science-Fiction Writer?" in Foundation v. 31, no. 84 (Spring 2002): pp. 92-99.

 


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