This week we were all at Balticon and had the opportunity to have Authors Scott Sigler and Abigail Hilton Hilton join us for a discussion on endings. Well that is what it was supposed to be about until Jeff changed the rules, and we had a mutiny.
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.
NaNoWriMo Story Workshop – Scott Roche This week we start a series of workshop episodes that will lead up to NaNaWriMo with hopes up building better stories before then even being. Galley Table 078 Audio direct Download This week we work with Sco…
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 […]
‘Flowers for Algernon’: A book review. ‘Flowers for Algernon’ by Daniel Keyes was first written as a short story in 1958 and published in ‘The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy’. It got the Hugo for best short story in 1960. The author spent several years expanding it into a novel which was published in […]
Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting I was planning on writing a review of George R. R. Martin’s first book in the “Game of Thrones” series, but I’m having an internal battle. I hate to break a promise to my many imaginary readers, but since you don’t truly exist, does it really matter? As […]
Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting I ran on Monday night. Only the second time since the marathon on October 1st. My twin brother told me he was preparing for a half marathon in March and I told him I would prepare with him. It ends up that he will run one in Modesto with […]
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. ‘The Windup Girl’ I finished a book. It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything much longer than six thousand words. Audible makes it easy and I just listen while I work. Here’s my review of ‘The Windup Girl’ by Paolo Bacigalupi. I heard this novel mentioned several […]
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 […]