Do you ever find something online that just sticks with you? It could be an article, a tweet, or just a meme. Maybe it was funny or heartwarming or even triggered a negative emotion, but something about it just wouldn’t let you go? Continue reading “Finding Inspiration and Running with It”
coalesce into rivers,
I’ve had an exceedingly tiresome week, capped off by an exceedingly long commute home today — like, an hour and a half or more. And because I’m writing this on Thursday evening, the week isn’t quite over yet. So let’s listen to some soothing Appalachian-inspired folk.
Writing has also been slow for me, which has been due in part to laziness, but also because I keep spending more time thinking about my short story idea than actually writing WoEL.
It would be nice if my brain would just balance out for a bit. Like… a week? No? We’re going to swing wildly across the creative spectrum in a matter of days?
Through a (completely unintentional) process of reading a fairly wide range of short fantasy stories, reorganizing some of the sections in my draft, and outlining the next few chapters, I managed to collect enough creative juice to write a ton over the weekend for The Warden of Everfeld: Legacy.
And now I have too many ideas and I want to write ALL OF THEM! Continue reading “From Writer’s Block to Overflowing with Ideas”
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”
I have an office now. It’s a small,one window room in my townhouse that fits a desk and a shelf and not too much else.
Surrender to the swell –
The crescendo of emotion,
In one moment focus,
On all the beauty and all the bad.
Let it rip you apart;
Let it put you together. Continue reading “Moonlit Musing – Vulnerable”
So go on shout, loud and proud,
Spreading our message toward the clouds.
Let them rise like smoke signals,
Strong and uplifting like hymnals,
Onward and upward – Don’t stay stuck on the ground. Continue reading “Galumphing – Fire Wood, Mascot, Stonehenge – Limericks (x5)”
Evening Satellite Publishing will be the imprint for all of our print publications in the fantasy and sci-fi genres, including The Warden of Everfeld: Memento and Jessie’s as yet unnamed sci-fi novel. Continue reading “Friday Write-Day: We Have an Imprint!”