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C Stuart Hardwick is a Witers of the Future winner and a Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award winner who's been published in Analog, Galaxy's Edge, Forbes.com and Mental Floss, among others.

A southerner from South Dakota, Stuart grew up creating radio dramas and animated shorts before moving on to ill-conceived robots and flying machines and eventually, software.

He's worked with the creators of the video game Doom, is married to an aquanaut, and has been known to wear a cape.

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C. Stuart Hardwick Writer's block can have a couple of different origins, but it generally comes down to not being ready for the type of writing I am attempting. If I…moreWriter's block can have a couple of different origins, but it generally comes down to not being ready for the type of writing I am attempting. If I just don't know what comes next, the solution is to stop trying to write prose and in instead focus on brainstorming and fleshing out the outline--often by engaging in a plot-breaking exercise or or going through my outline for to see which of about a dozen structural elements might need to be fleshed out. But when I know what I need to write and and having trouble creatively, it often helps just to "write into the scene." I'll have the character wake up, brush her teeth, and begin reacting to whatever came before. This all goes in the trash bin, of course, but it can get the juices flowing.(less)
C. Stuart Hardwick Nice notes from my readers! I've had messages comparing my writing to Heinlein, Bradbury, and Ursula K Le Guin, and I've had messages thanking me or…moreNice notes from my readers! I've had messages comparing my writing to Heinlein, Bradbury, and Ursula K Le Guin, and I've had messages thanking me or saying how a particular story touched a reader's life--and I've had messages from young people, inspired by my writing and just writing to say so or to ask for advice. Those are absolutely the best.

The second best thing is the community. I've signed books with Larry Niven, eaten pizza with Robert J Sawyer, and closed out the bar with Mike Resnik, Erik Flint, Kevin J Anderson, and Todd McCaffrey, just to name a few. I've had dinner with Nancy Kress and George R. R. Martin! And a few weeks ago, I had drinks with my friend, Bill Ledbetter and then watched him win the Nebula! None of this is to brag, but to point out that all of these people are as nice, open, and supporting as any friends or mentors I've had or could imagine.(less)
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Open Source Space - Analog July 2018

When you were a kid, did you ever imagine your name would appear on the cover of Analog Science Fiction? Me either, but there it is.
July/August 2018 Analog Science Fiction and Fact, featuring Open Source Space by C Stuart Hardwick. Read more of this blog post »
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