science fiction

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…

The Courage to do What’s Write – Pirates and Kids

Pirates and Kids One of the things that, we pirates love to do is the share the things that we are doing with the next generation of possible pirates, hopefully encouraging them to enjoy some of the same things.  To that end in the last few weeks the pirates from Pirate’s Cove have started on […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. – Worldcon, Part II

Worldcon, Part II By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll So I’m safely home from World Con. Back at the day-job-ball-and-chain, and missing the carefree immersion into a society I feel totally at home with. (Well, not so at home that I would dress up with a bowler hat, goggles, and a bullet proof corset.) But the […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. – Worldcon, Part II

Worldcon, Part II By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll So I’m safely home from World Con. Back at the day-job-ball-and-chain, and missing the carefree immersion into a society I feel totally at home with. (Well, not so at home that I would dress up with a bowler hat, goggles, and a bullet proof corset.) But the […]

Please Spay your Tribbles – 5 Reasons to Be a Pirate

5 Reasons To Be a Pirate By Laura Nicole I am back from medical leave and vacation and that means more Tribble fun from me. As I was sailing the seas this past weekend and getting some much needed sun, I was contemplating my role with Flying Island Press as a pirate. I thought I […]

The Courage to do What’s Write – I am Captain Kirk – Writing by the Seat of your Pants

I am Captain Kirk Writing by the Seat of your Pants I am Captain Kirk.  As much as I was Captain Picard on my way to work last week, when It comes to writing, my style is much more Kirk than Picard.  Let me see if I can explain a little better. Kirk and Picard […]

The Courage to do What’s Write – I am Captain Picard – Finding Your Muse

I am Captain Picard – Finding Your Muse By Jeff Hite This morning on my way to work, I was Captain Picard. Let me back up a little and explain what I mean. In spite of what ever feelings you might have about who is the best captain, or who should go down in history […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to Writing – Worldcon Part One

Worldcon Part One. By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll The plan was to leave Modesto at 8:00 am after dropping the kids at school and high tail it to Reno. I should take three and a half hours to travel the 210 miles with potty breaks. Nothing goes as planned. By the time we were safely […]

Fiction Tuesday # 2

August 16, 2011
Fiction Tuesday # 2

Bullets and Tears By Dan Absalonson From Daily Writing Prompt #48 Please consider leaving a donation over 60% of all donations go straight to the author William stood over the body and wept. It was not the first time and would not be the last, but still he wept. Killing was part of his job. […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to Writing – Disappointment

Disappointment by Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll I ran Saturday morning and I experienced the disappointment I often feel when running at that time of day. I was supposed to do ten miles and found I could barely do the 4.2 I have been running every evening. It was 75 degrees, cooler than the 85 to […]

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