- Do write with a unique voice. Ideally this comes from creating a unique character. Not sure what I mean? Check out "Tried and True" by Daniel Brock for an example. "Ghostalker" by T.L. Huchu is another great example.
- Do come up with a unique premise. This is a problem, i.e. a plot, that hasn't been seen before. "Cruising in an Event" by George Schaade is a very good example of this.
- Do create a unique world. Actually, all the examples above illustrate unique worlds. Another great example is "Kites and Orchids" by George S. Walker.
- Do come up with a unique solution. A great example of this is "In the Belly of the Beast" by Larry Hodges.
Next time I'll blog about the first production meeting with the new editors. Should be interesting!