This post is an expansion of "Time Jumps: 2018 Review". Messy details are presented here for later reference. Works Published in 2018 Most of my science fiction and fantasy (SFF) last year was flash fiction. Below is a list. Short stories and one poem published on Medium.com. Of note... "Love Letters" (Feb) "Disconnect" (Feb) "Wrangling … Continue reading Eligibility Post for 2019 SFF Awards
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Let's do the time jumps agaaaain! We're going to travel with our imaginations. I'll lead. Ready? I imagine... a world regrowing from the ashes of recent fires... reuniting after evil is replaced by public servants in governments... and new readers searching on my favorite themes and tropes. Yeah. Of course, I have little control over … Continue reading Time Jumps: 2018 Review and 2019 Foreview
My romantic sci-fi poetic prose titled "Space in Our Relationship" is in this week's issue of Strange Horizons. Editor Ciro Faienza also read this piece in the 26 November podcast! This was my first time hearing my words spoken by another person like this. Listening to that podcast is surreal. Charles Payseur reviewed "Space" at … Continue reading Publication: Poetry in Strange Horizons
National Novel Writing Month is officially over! I joined NaNoWriMo with a project called Hills Under His Shining Star. By the 10th day, I was stuck at a tenth of the month's goal. My official count of the story draft on the last day was 18,675 words. That means I wrote over a third of … Continue reading More Hills to Cover: NaNoWriMo 2018 Review
This is a status brief for the tenth day of NaNoWriMo. My novel draft stalled at just over 5,000 words while my state's midterms elections, technical issues, and physical troubles worried through my free time. That means that a this of the way into the month, I'm a tenth of the way into my project … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Chilling on the Climb
Howdy, readers. It's that time of the year when thousands of writers go crazier than usual. Does everyone know that #NaNoWriMo kicked off today? Ya? Guess what? I'm participating. You can follow my attempts through November to write what will either develop into a sci-fantasy M/M romance or a romantic fantasy about queer oracles & … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Thrills to Counter Chills
A writer in one of my groups asked how to avoid cookie-cutter characters. That got me thinking about the main characters in my flash fiction. It's what most of you know me for, I'm pretty certain. So, who are my characters on Medium.com? What do they do...? A creepy narrator commits murder of passion. [This … Continue reading The Writer in the Corner: On Characterization
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.
Thoughts on #GuessWrite and a pre-made story cover.
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.