This week I am playing host to a drive to promote vintage science fiction month which celebrates science fiction stories that are older than me. It is my first time participating and I hope to contribute more next year. Other posts in this drive thus far can be viewed here, here, and here. You can … Continue reading Stretching Our Imagination With Vintage SciFi Month
I want to introduce you to a new up-and-coming literary magazine this week. StoryHack Action & Adventure is a modern-day pulp magazine that celebrates pulse-pounding fiction that is fun to read and crosses the genre divide in creative ways. Publisher and editor, Bryce A Beattie's goal is to develop the magazine into a pro-rate paying market. … Continue reading Pulptastic StoryHack, Issue Zero is Here!
One of the reasons why Interspecies is so special to me, and specifically my novella "Babylon's Song," is that this is the first time I've ever written a female protagonist where I looked past the femaleness and focused solely on the character's mental and emotional development. This tale, heart-wrenching at times, explores heartache, determination, hope, … Continue reading Writing Babylon’s Song
I've been making funny noises for a couple of months now, hinting at some secret project I'm working on. I revealed bits at a time, nothing more than grunts, really. For instance, you know I'm working on a story for an anthology. You also know it will fall under science fiction. I have not revealed … Continue reading Kōsa Press: How Collaboration Spawned A New Creative Publishing Vision
I'm a big Ernest Hemingway fan. I admire the man, his writing and his flaws. Though not perfect, he wrote perfectly. He created art in a way that was different to how other writers did and he made it look easy. But therein lies his genius. It took him years of following other masters and … Continue reading Hemingway’s Formula to Mastery of Writing
I did not do any marketing for Seals of Abgal prior to its publication on 30 December 2012. Even now, apart from the odd tweet here and there, I still haven't. I should know better. After all, I've been researching the world of indie publishing since the start of 2012. However, this writing thing is something that has brewed inside of me since age … Continue reading The Seals of Abgal