Monthly Archives: September 2015

Reddit September Writing Contest

This month’s contest for fantasy writing is a tricky topic:  unicorns, anything unicorns.  I went with dark fantasy as the total opposite of what unicorns are supposed to be.  Then I inverted the typical fantasy hero. Here is a link … Continue reading

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Sunday Reddit Rewrite #2 September 26

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GTfziZbPfGIp-NA87nwgduVNOwqgOkwLS9nRjR8kCbw/pub Here we have an author who needs help with the introductory page of his story. Ten rewrites, twenty rewrites, thirty rewrites? How many rewrites do we need before something is done? The answer is close to infinity since the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reddit Rewrite, September 26

Each Sunday, I’ll rewrite some paragraphs from the writing prompts thread on Reddit.  Here is my first rewrite.   https://www.reddit.com/r/fantasywriters/comments/3mh9ky/the_founding_of_dragethal_critique_request_61k/ Here is the opening of a good short story. Notice how the writer develops an epic flare right away with … Continue reading

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Saturday Science Fiction Scenes 3 of 3

Check out this picture below. Can you guess what that is? No? Neither could I. Say hello to a giant clam, the ones from the Pacific Ocean. What an outer-worldly animal!  In fact, this is billions of animals. Giant clams … Continue reading

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Saturday Science Fiction Scenes, 2 of 3

Tantalum is a rare earth metal which looks like small chunks of rabbit poop. Yes, about as unsexy as you can get. So why care? Tantalum has many science fiction properties relating to electricity. Fifty years ago no one cared, … Continue reading

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Saturday Science Fiction Scene One

Welcome back, readers, to Saturday Sci-Fi Scenes.  Each Saturday I’ll post three images of Earth which could be from another planet. I’ve always been fascinated by thunderstorms, especially those with tremendous blasts of lightning. Here the photographer captured the bolts … Continue reading

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Sunday Reddit Rewrite

Here’s the last rewrite for the day. A Nordic flair I’m intrigued by this story since we have an author from Scandinavia writing a Nordic fantasy novel.  How cool is that? Opening paragraph: King Leif Goldenshield of the kingdom of Engsmark … Continue reading

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