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How to Write Ideas into Fiction

When I was in an undergraduate fiction workshop, my teacher told us not to worry about what our stories were about. Focus on the characters and plot, he said, and the rest will sort itself out. 1,094 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

SFF review: imagination and annotation in "The Sentry Branch Predictor Spec: A Fairy Tale"

“The Sentry Branch Predictor Spec: A Fairy Tale”, John Chu, at Clarkesworld (http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/chu_07_16/)

I imagine that everyone involved in SFF circles has by this point seen the programming for World Fantasy Convention, and the very merited backlash to it. 811 more words

Reviewer: Cat

Reading Goals for the week of 31 July, 2016

I apologize for the lack of reading goal posts for a while. I got lazy. Now that I have a laptop again (I got it a couple weeks ago), I’m going to try to start back up. 71 more words

Reading Goals

Progress Report (26 June 2016)

More incremental progress on several fronts.

I seem to have lined things up so that my slush-pile submissions get responses all at once. “A Fire in Winter,” “Guanahani,” and “Pilgrimage” all picked up rejections in the space of three days. 424 more words


Cool Things You Could Be Crowdfunding: June 22, 2016

So, it used to be that I just didn’t have the money to support crowdfunding and it’s still something that I don’t get to do as often as I’d like, but these days I  921 more words


Between Dragons

Today’s free fiction is An Owomoyela and Rachel Swirsky’s “Between Dragons and Their Wrath” from Clarkesworld (there’s a free audio version too, if that’s your thing). 33 more words


Bite-sized books: When Your Child Strays From God

Timmy Wilde has disappeared, but his mom has a pretty good idea of how to find him. God-fearing woman and devoted pastor’s wife she may be, but she’ll do whatever it takes to bring her son home. 379 more words