When I started writing I understood how to write a happy ending. And then, for a while, I lost that magic. I used to think that my writing had to be serious and dark, the kind of thing you could cut yourself on. I thought of this as the kind of art that real artists... Continue Reading →
I've got some pretty varied content lined up over the next few weeks and I feel a lot more inspired to be doing this again. A break was what the doctor ordered. See you Friday!
Hey folks! It's August, and August is my birthday month, so I'm taking some time off. I've been pretty wiped out recently due to some wrestling with personal and dayjob stuff, plus it's summer and summer is a rollercoaster for me. I suspect other people find that summer is a time that helps them rejuvenate.... Continue Reading →
Hey folks! I meant to have this post done Friday, but I didn't so here we are. As previously mentioned here, I went on vacation for two weeks in June. I've been back at work for a little over a week now and things are finally starting to settle enough for me to find time... Continue Reading →
It's that time of year! June means we check in on the resolutions and see where our progress is. This year I've got some fun things to report! Rejections Stories If you've been following me on my Instagram, you can see that I've reached 12 rejections out of our goal of 50 (or one acceptance)!... Continue Reading →
I've been a little behind with things recently as I was dealing with a huge dayjob deadline at the beginning of May. It meant that I couldn't work on writing for about two weeks, at all, and things got a little hectic. So I'm playing catch-up for the next couple of weeks, and then I'm... Continue Reading →
Short post this week, but a fun one! I encountered the Random City Generator a few months back, and I've really been enjoying playing with it. While I haven't been doing a great deal of mapping for my stories recently, I do use maps a lot to visualize different communities. Previous to this, I have... Continue Reading →
I understand how it can be frustrating to be reading or watching a story and suddenly get thrown out of it by something not being accurate to scientific fact, especially in a genre that is supposedly playing with possible futures like science fiction.
My dad recently found out that I read science fiction. I'm not sure how he missed this, as I have always read science fiction, even when I was living in his house, but it was apparently sort of traumatizing for him. Contemporary science fiction thrillers and certain dystopias seem to not count. He considers science... Continue Reading →