Notes from the Editor

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting – Just Do It

Just Do It. Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll I don’t want much. I just want it all. A guy told me once, “You always have time to do the things you really want to do.” While I’ll admit, those things I ‘wish’ I could do never get done, because I really don’t want to do them […]

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 […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting

Vampires By: Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll I can’t be a vampire at the moment, I’m reflecting. I’m writing a ‘vampire’ story right now, so they’re on my mind. But they’re not what I am currently reflecting upon. The Autism Benefit Issue is out now and available to purchase for a mere $2.99. We had a […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting – The Marathon

The Marathon by Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll If there is anyone out there who truly reads my weekly post, and knows anything about me, they would know that I ran a marathon last Saturday. So, what’s that got to do with writing? (That was quick, wasn’t it?) Nanowrimo? When I got out of the army, […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting – Pirate Take Over – I Blame my Shoes

I Blame my Shoes By Jeff Hite Normally Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll takes the Friday spot, but today he is off on vacation, and being the pirate that I am I am going to lay claim to this spot and mark it with my own little X. Also, normally Philip talks about running and writing, […]

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 […]

Story is Where You Find It: The Captain Maps Media

While Flying Island Press is admittedly interested in people reading our stuff (see those links above to subscribe or buy an issue?), I also want to direct people’s attention to other places where I’ve found good story lately. After all, we just had a Galley Table episode about storytelling in different venues / mediums, so […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting – Profanity

Profanity by: Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll I’m at the national assembly of the American Orthotic and Prosthetics Association. It’s in Las Vegas and ends tomorrow afternoon. I’ve learned a lot and changed a few paradigms that I have hung my beanie on for the last twenty six years. (I hope no one I work with […]

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 […]

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