Workshop articles on

In recent months I posted a number of articles about the craft of writing in the writer workshop section of, one of the leading German science fiction discussion forums (hosting, among others, the Nova and InterNova forums). These articles are rather sketchy and cursory but may contain some useful hints especially for aspiring writers. And, dear fellows, unless one happens to be Thomas Pynchon or Richard Powers or David Mitchell, aren’t we all, to a varying degree, just aspiring writers?

The latest article about dialogue writing, characterization and common redundancies can be read here (in German).