Time for another poorly written headline! For a refresher on good headline writing, check out my tips.
Now onto the bad headline! Continue reading “Poorly Written Headlines #3”
She remembers telling herself:
“You’re too young to have to deal with this”.
He only taught her by the fist,
And she, the other, not her,
Saw nothing amiss. Continue reading “Misplaced Missive #63 – Childhood”
or lines of code filter, set
to become one whole.
The short answer: I sure hope so. Continue reading “Quick Rip: Did Ed Sheeran Just Create a New Super-Group?”
It’s just time. I’ve been running both this website and EveningSatellite.com, our book imprint, for almost two years, and I’ve felt more and more like we didn’t need two websites.
So this blog will be migrating to EveningSatellite.com in the next couple of weeks. My sources on the interwebs tell me that I should be able to do this with no detriment to our followers, content, etc., since they’re both WordPress.com sites, but I am wary.
So if you suddenly come here and it looks a bit different, that’s why. Continue reading “Public Service Announcement: RSPC Will be Migrating”
For a moment, I’ll hold it.
Freeze the memory in mind
Of needs not negated by time. Continue reading “Misplaced Missive #62 – Airplanes”
The green light flashes,
the screen goes black, fading out
to return anew.
We visited my sister-in-law and her boyfriend at their new place in Philly, and I fully intended to post a related haiku this morning. That, obviously, did not happen. I didn’t even manage to take a picture while we were there. But we had a great time eating, drinking, and having fun with the baby and the dog.
My mind tends to wander. Sometimes, my conversations with others wander into strange ideas or interesting proposals.
Most of these ideas are too vague or too far-fetched for me to pursue in any meaningful way, but maybe someone else can.
So here are some ideas to mull over. Feel free to steal them, or point me to examples that already exist.
I don’t talk a whole lot about genre in this space, mostly because I think it’s difficult — and not altogether necessary — to fit stories into neat little boxes.
Genres cross and overlap all over the place, and the water gets even murkier when you throw in the hundreds of hyper-specific sub-genres readers can find now.
So, as with any other theoretical discussion, if I’m going to talk about Genre, I’m going to start at the top. Continue reading “The One Question Required to Write Speculative Fiction”
You make me feel.
You take everything that could be real
Steal it away
Make it unworthy
You’ve cursed me
and I can’t reverse these
I’m under your sway.
Your spell. Continue reading “Misplaced Missive #61 – LOVE”