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Science Fiction Short Films

Also, they’re free. In 2015, Sploid, a sub-site of Gizmodo, had a short film festival. Just to be clear, that’s a festival of short films. There were 21 films, many of which include some actors you may recognize. All the films were creative and, frankly, pretty amazing. And, let’s face it, it’s Friday and you’re […]

Genre Writing Rules

First of all, there are no rules. No, seriously, this is fiction we’re talking about here, so the rules are what you make them.  At this point, pretty much every “rule” you can think of when it comes to writing fiction has been broken.  For instance, when I was more dedicated to the craft (ie. […]

Fast Fiction

In this case, really fast. I’ll be honest, I’m not normally a huge fan of gimmicky flash fiction, but I do make exceptions. The basic idea is to write a story with the fewest number of words possible.  According to literary legend, Ernest Hemingway did it with just six words; “For Sale: Baby shoes, never […]

Turkey City Lexicon

The infamous science-fiction workshop lexicon of “things to not do”. Over the years, so much has been written about what to do and what NOT to do in fiction that it’s a little overwhelming sometimes. Personally, when I write, I’m almost always trying to write fantasy or science-fiction, or what is sometimes referred to as […]

Pretty SciFi Art

No, not mine. I got nothing this week. I’m out of creative ideas and pretty much feel like a spent shell casing. But, I have a good excuse.  In just over a week, I’ll be getting married.  So, this is the last Friday post you’ll see from me for a little bit.  Just kind of […]

425 Free eBooks

Wow, what a busy week! I’m sorry that my weekly post of something fun and free isn’t more than this or more in keeping with a theme for the month, but, well, it’s the best I can do this week.  I’m not absolutely sure that I haven’t used this link before, in fact, but, if […]

Generate Story Ideas

Are you stuck for ideas? It may be a little late for those people attempting NaNoWriMo this month, but it’s never too late for the rest of us to come up with some great story ideas. IO9 gave these as “10 Tips for Generating Killer Science Fiction Story Ideas”, but some of them are just […]

Own Your Own Mecha

A “mecha” or “mech” is a high-tech, man-shaped killer robot suit, popular in science-fiction. In fact, you may be more familiar with them as “robot armor” or “robot tanks” even, depending on your particular flavor of sci-fi.  For those of us who are, or have been, hardcore Japanese animation junkies, however, they will always be […]

Mother of Invention

No, not a real mother. Maybe, not even a real invention, either! I think science-fiction has changed a lot.  I don’t mean that it’s different today than it was when I was a kid, though, I think that’s true, too.  No, what I mean is that the intrepid science-fiction authors who have entertained us for […]

Short Fiction Friday

Sadly, not my own. It’s no secret that I love science-fiction and fantasy.  In fact, once upon a time, I used to write it.  Quite a bit of it, actually.  In fact, at one time, I was writing at what might be considered a professional level.  At least, I would have been published, if the […]


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