Whedongate

Whedongate
Or how NOT to handle accidental offence I may be in the minority here, and I may be wrong. I’m saying that up front so that if I have to back peddle I can at least be efficient about it. I don’t think that @JossWhedon, purveyor of geek sustenance for many years including The Avengers, ...

Story, not situation

As an editor at Omni and elsewhere for your anthologies, what kind of styles or themes are you looking for? Do you prefer strongly thematic stories or good stories with meaning gleaned as you read? Do you actively look for symbolism or subtext between the lines or via practice can you just pick it up by proxy? ...

Surface Pro 2 Review

Surface Pro 2 – The All Round Workhorse Tablet What do I think of the Surface Pro 2? In short, and for the those who have no time to read all of this, it’s a mixed bag; with some great abilities and a few shortcomings. For my use case I wanted a full computer, a ...

How can you create description that engages your reader

“So how can you create description that engages the reader instead of activating the dreaded “skim” reflex? There is no magic bullet, but here are some things that could help. Commit to never being boring Try being super terse Make fun of the thing you’re describing Engage all five senses Make it dynamic rather than ...

Erika Moen’s Safety Snails Slide In

Erika Moen's Safety Snails Slide In
They are cute, they are the unofficial mascot of ‘Oh Joy, Sex Toy‘, they are the Safety Snails! Drawn on my new Surface Pro 2, which I’m still learning, here’s my take those lovely terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs. Erika’s response was delightful! ”Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaah THAT IS THE CUTEST!!” You can see more of Erika’s artwork over here, her ...

New 52

During 2014 I will be writing a story every week. Again. The first story will début during the first week of January, then every weekend following that for the entire year. This will mean 25-30 new short stories next year! I’m pretty excited, I’m also nervous. I didn’t want to do this again but it ...

S31 Birth Part 3

Three stories are missing from this site, I don’t know how these stories have gone missing but they have. I’m uploading the missing three now so that the stories are complete. These stories are ‘Feline Fanatics’, Tidal #1 and Birth #3. I like where this story is leading to, but I don’t think it gets ...

S19 Tidal Part 1

Three stories are missing from this site, I don’t know how these stories have gone missing but they have. I’m uploading the missing three now so that the stories are complete. These stories are ‘Feline Fanatics’, Tidal #1 and Birth #3. Tidal, a fantasy tale of entering a new world, and finding part of yourself.

S18 Feline Fanatics

Three stories are missing from this site, I don’t know how these stories have gone missing but they have. I’m uploading the missing three now so that the stories are complete. These stories are ‘Feline Fanatics’, Tidal #1 and Birth #3. This is a fantasy set in a world that has three other stories written ...

Why Agents Reject 96% of Author Submissions

1. Problem: Failure to Follow Submission Guidelines. Every literary agent has their own, specific submission guidelines. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will often put your query letter in the trashcan, either the virtual one or the metal one, faster than a shooting star disappears into the galaxy. Solution:  Pay close attention to each agent’s ...