Jargon can be valuable in speculative fiction. From technical terms to swear words to a group’s in-jokes, it helps to convey setting and character. Creating your own can be a fun and useful part of writing your science fiction or fantasy story.
Bookstores and libraries are famous hiding places for bookworms, authors and, well, great books. Are you taking advantage of them as an author? You—yes, you—could (and should) have your book listed in libraries and stores across the country. Think it’s impossible? Far from it. Here’s how to get your book out there.