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The Courage to Do What’s Write – How Understanding Different Cultures Can Help your Writing

But what you can do is seek out people who are from a region or country and talk to them. Find out the little details. And double checking your research with more than one resource will help too. If you are making up a culture for sci/fi or fantasy, take the time to really invent the culture. Make the little details that will help your “alien culture” be more than just a bunch of cardboard cutouts.

The Courage to Do What’s Write – First Contact Day

But my question is, is the price to get there too high. According to the Star Trek time line in order for us to get to First Contact day we have to go through world war 3. According to Memory Alpha in 2053 (Only 40 years from now): World War III ends with a nuclear holocaust resulting in the deaths of some six hundred million Humans. Earth begins its long journey towards recovery.

Making a big Stink about Submission Guidelines

If you have been paying attention lately, I have been raising a rather large stink about submission guidelines. You are probably pretty tired of hearing it, but let me give a couple of reasons to keep reading anyway. Professional  - As you are get…

Sad Announcement

May 8, 2012
Sad Announcement

Hello everyone, I am going to keep this short. You might have noticed that there has been no activity at Pirate’s Cove in a long time. That is why I…

The Courage to do what’s Write – Sending a Story Out

I have said many times that one of my favorite things about this job is that I get to read some fantastic stories. Our slush pile at times has been bursting at the seams with with stories. Reading through them is really one of the great benefits of this job. Unfortunately, with the good comes […]

The Courage to Do What is Write – What Coffee has to do with it.

What Coffee has to do with it. By Jeff Hite I am a coffee drinker. While I don’t spend my time at Starbucks or any of the other coffee houses, I do enjoy a good cup of coffee. In fact, I have made it kind of a hobby of mine to figure out how to […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting – Best Seller

What Makes a Best Seller
Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll
I read a really good blog about what makes a “Best Seller”.
Rather than research and write my own, go read it. It’s really interesting.
Have fun.
http://allonbooks-thekingdomofallo…

The Courage to Do What’s Write – After the NaNo

After the NaNo by Jeff Hite So you finished your nano novel, or maybe not. In the four years that I have participated in NaNoWriMo I have only made It to 500000 words one time, so don’t feel bad if you didn’t. But despite not winning NaNoWriMo, I don’t count any of them as a […]

The Courage to do What is Write – The Best Parts

The Best Parts I have talked before about my favorite parts of being parts of being a part of Flying Island Press, but what it boils down to, it means that I get to do the two things that really love, reading and writing and call it work. Today instead of talking about the things […]

Please Spay your Tribbles – The Pirate Take over – Scary movies

Scary Movies By Laura Nicole and Jeffrey Hite This week the Pirates are taking over, well half taking over, the Please Spay Your Tribbles Column.   I say we are only half taking it over because this weeks column was inspired and spurred on by the Gypsy, Pirate queen, Laura Nicole. As usual when the pirates […]

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