Bestselling Sci Fi and Fantasy Authors Host Hollywood Writing Workshop

Are you an aspiring writer in Hollywood looking for tips? Isn't everyone?

The once-exclusive two day Writers of the Future writing workshop instructed by New York Times bestselling authors Dave Farland (Star Wars: The Rising Force), Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game), Kevin J. Anderson (Dune prequels, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Rebecca Moesta (Young Jedi Knights series) and award-winning authors and instructors Brittany & Brianna Winner (The Winner Twins) will be made available to the public, August 29th and 30th in Hollywood, CA at the offices of Galaxy Press.

As any new author has experienced, it is increasingly difficult to make any book stand out in the market. With less than a 1% chance of being stocked in the average bookstore, most book marketing today is done by authors themselves, not publishers. The book publishing world is in a never-ending state of turmoil with the high complexities of the business, intense competition and increasing changes and challenges. This includes the recent explosion in digital sales that has replaced traditional book sales, with even slimmer profits to cover publishing expenses.

The Writers of the Future workshop has been a highlight of the most enduring and influential contest in the history of science fiction and fantasy, the Writers of the Future Contest. This month the latest edition of the winners' anthology hit the Publisher's Weekly Sci Fi Bestseller list.

With a panel of judges including authors whose distinguished careers span the entire history of modern science fiction and fantasy (from the masters of the "Golden Age" in 1930's and 1940's to the present), the contest was created in 1983 by NYT Bestselling author L. Ron Hubbard, as a means to discover and nurture new talent in speculative fiction. With no entry fee, it offers one of the largest cash prizes for short story speculative fiction, up to $5,000.

The original roster of professional Judges include Dr. Gregory Benford, Algis Budrys, Frank Herbert, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Robert Silverberg, Theodore Sturgeon, Jack Williamson and Roger Zelazny.

Limited tickets are still available for the workshop, which cover both days, food/beverages, free parking and all needed materials for the course. Call (323) 466-3310 or email More information is also available at

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