You.

August 3, 2010
You.

I’d like to bring to your attention a few glaringly obvious facts: A story unread is little more than a collection of ink-stained paper…. If you’re not reading or listening to the words and pictures, we’re doing this for nothing…. You’re who the stories are read and recorded for.

Ambiguity

July 26, 2010
Ambiguity

Brand Gamblin (vidcaster, writer, and creator extraordinaire and author of the novel Tumbler and one of the stories in our first issue) had this to tweet “You know what “Nebulous ending” means? It means you didn’t have the stones to finish the story.”  To give you some context, he was replying to a post on […]

Getting to Know Your Character

One of the most important parts of a story is you main character, without whom the story is just a nice detailed description about something happening. That is not to say that you can’t write a story that has no main characters, but that is a whole other post. Just like in life, if you […]

Know Your Market

July 21, 2010
Know Your Market

I’ve been looking over submissions for issue two, which have been trucking right along, thank you very much. I’ve been looking at some of the commentary we’ve been getting, which has on the whole been very positive, thank you also. One of the stated missions of Flying Island Press is to develop writers. Let me […]

Flagship Issue One and Outreach

We hope that you’ve enjoyed our first outing. Rich Asplund gave the audio version “a hearty recommendation” on his blog. We’d love it if you blogged about the stories, the overall production, or anything else that caught your eye. It’s important that we get as many eyes and ears on the magazine as humanly possible […]

The Importance of a hook

July 12, 2010
The Importance of a hook

First lets talk about what a hook is. When you use Google to define: hook you will find a definition that is about two pages long with so many different meanings that I think it is important to make it clear what I am talking about. A hook in the way I am thinking is […]

Officer’s Country – Interview with Mike Plested

It was my pleasure to talk with Mike Plested, author of “Apprentice” in issue one of Flagship. Here is the interview. Sites referenced: Sorcerous Signals (Mike’s first story will be published here) – http://www.sorceroussignals.com/ Duotrope – www.duotrope.com Dead Robots Society – http://deadrobotssociety.com/ I Should Be Writing – http://murverse.com/podcasts/ Get Published – http://www.michellplested.com/category/getpublished/ Galaxy Billies – […]

What do I buy? Stories.

July 10, 2010
What do I buy? Stories.

That should be pretty obvious, right? However, after looking over the last round of submissions, and over the first wave of the current one, it looks like we need to talk about what I’m looking for. Yeah, I’ve posted a little on that over at madpoetfiles.com, but what I was talking about was the emotional […]

Inspirational Authors – JC Hutchins

Sorry for the break folks. We got a little busy around these parts what with site changes and release schedules. Things are still hopping, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t share with you more about the authors that we admire in new media. While it’s true that JC doesn’t podcast anymore he’s still a […]

Welcome to Flying Island Press

Six weeks ago the idea that would eventually become Flying Island Press was a conversation happening in Google Wave. As …Read the Rest

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