Annual awards are one of the incentives in the publication world for writers to experiment with stories and to ensure that work is well edited. Since I've started deliberately writing queer-centric fiction, I've been keeping on an eye out for awards focusing on stories featuring queer characters. While these stories could and do win big name awards, … Continue reading When the Rainbow Wins: Annual Awards
Category: Media Spotlight
While the "cyberpunk" label is relatively old these days, new works continue to develop from the most iconic examples of cyberpunk. Here are several works mixing Western and Asian cultures in their near future worlds.
It happens. You're reading along, maybe taking breaks to daydream about side-stories and what the author might show you next, when BAM! Your favorite character is dead. Or they leave for an unknown amount of time. Maybe they're put into a sleep that will last the remainder of the story. Their mind is wiped. In … Continue reading When Your Favorite Character Is Gone
Music used to develop the characters in a writing project.
Hollywood has a reputation for taking a well-loved franchise, digesting it, and vomiting out a movie that their confused producers think will look close enough to the original to appease audiences. They did it again with the latest Ghost in the Shell movie.
Notice for March's reading period. The Rainbow Awards is open to work focusing LGBT characters and people.
Every creator does their own thing to get into and maintain the mood for a project. Most of the time, though, music is my writing companion.