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Courage to do what’s Write – Taking the plunge

Taking the Plunge I have been writing a lot lately about how the characters of certain Sci/Fi captains shape the fiction they are they are in, and really all around us.  I will continue on that theme in the next few weeks but I want to take a short break from that and talk about […]

The courage to do what’s write – I am Captain Malcolm Reynolds – Big Damn Heroes

I am Captain Malcolm Reynolds By Jeffrey Hite In so many ways I am Captain Malcolm Reynolds.  Or at least I want to be, there is no way that I could every be that cool. This turned out to be a very hard essay to write.  Not because it is hard to find things to […]

Captain Jack Smiley and His Cadets

The Pirates have been pretty darn busy this summer, what with taking over the Galley table, and trying to get some contests started, not to mention, all the normal things…

Please Spay Your Tribbles – Expandable spaces

Expandable spaces By Larua Nicole Some very ordinary objects contain extraordinary things. A lamp contains a genie. Small nook in a tree contains a fairy. A marble contains a universe. A purse contains an entire room full of stuff. But there are two objects that seem to be more than they appear. TARDIS – A […]

Daily writing Prompts #77

September 19, 2011
Daily writing Prompts #77

One of the things that we want to do here at Flying Island Press is provide writers with the tools they need to write. We have a lot of services, so new some old, but one the things that the Pirates do is put out writing prompts. They are supposed to be daily but they […]

The Courage to do What is Write – Seven of Nine – Character Growth

Character Growth No character in the Star trek universe  undergoes as drastic a change as Seven of Nine. While most of the characters not wearing red shirts in Star Trek grow, and many of them grow a lot, none of them change as much as she does.  In sticking with my theme, this piece was […]

Please Spay Your Tribbles – Inside the Pokeball – Jigglypuff

Inside the Pokeball – Jigglypuff By Laura Nicole So the people who came up with Pokemon have some serious control issues. The Pokemon are kind of like a mix between a genie and pitbulls raised for fighting (which I do not condone). A trainer gathers the Pokemon and sets it against another Pokemon for what […]

Galley Table 48 – Pirate Takeover – Fiction Tuesday

Pirate take over This episode The Pirate Captain (AKA Jeff Hite) (AKA Capt. Jack Smiley) hires some mercenaries and they take over the galley table. Galley Table 48 We are joined by: Veronica Giguere Doc Coleman James Keeling and Zach Ricks We talk prompt based story writing, like you can find here on Fiction Tuesday […]

Galley Table 48 – Pirate Takeover – Fiction Tuesday

Pirate take over This episode The Pirate Captain (AKA Jeff Hite) (AKA Capt. Jack Smiley) hires some mercenaries and they take over the galley table. Galley Table 48 We are…

The Courage to Do what is Write – Being Captain Archer – The Back Story, When Enough is Too Much

Being Captain Archer The Back Story, When Enough is Too Much I am not going to lie, I am one of those people who really liked Star Trek Enterprise.  I…

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