Psst, hey writers, they are PAYING magazines! These are some of my favorite magazines. All of them are literary, and all of them have a dark (or at least speculative) vibe. I also listed a story from each that sticks in my mind: 34 Orchard I’ve enjoyed every poem, image, and story 34 Orchard has … Continue reading Four Fab Dark Fiction E-Zines
I participated in the “All the World’s a Page” Shakespeare-themed reading challenge and learned four writing concepts I can apply to my own stories. BAND OF BROTHERS. Read a book with multiple points of view or an ensemble cast.I read The Faulkes Chronicles by David Huddle. I learned that a plural first person narrator works … Continue reading August’s Shakespeare-Themed Reading Challenge: What Bill Taught Me
Yes, my 3rd quarter goals. But first, how did I do on the goals I set for the first half of 2021? I had a goal of writing three novellas. (One of them was already in a Nano draft phase.) 1st half of 2021: Write and edit 3 novellas. FIRST NOVELLA: Done, in an editor’s … Continue reading 3rd Quarter 2021 Writing Goals
Can you use pronouns for a non-binary character without confusing readers? I recently read a ghost story (link below) by Nadine Rodriguez that successfully uses they/them for the protagonist. The story works because: • Rodriguez almost always keeps plural items and multiple persons grammatically isolated from the protagonist’s they. • The author is non-binary themself, … Continue reading Can you use pronouns for a non-binary character without confusing readers?
Yesterday I finished the second draft of my horror novella set in a dystopian society called the Colony. The story takes place in the 1980s with real world events sneaking in. I sent the story off to a beta reader. Betas are golden.:-) The working tagline: Ward hates his job. He slaughters animals for a … Continue reading Second Draft DONE!
I was 21, about to graduate from college and set up my own household, you know, with a sofa that didn’t come from the curb, ceramic plates instead of paper plates, and real cups instead of the plastic freebies with the school mascot on the side. Bring this cup back for a free fountain drink … Continue reading The Odd Writer