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Space for Rent: Shibboleth


Tweet of the Day: The Radish Reviews ——- . shibboleth shib·bo·leth [shib-uh-lith, ‐leth] Show IPA noun 1. a peculiarity of pronunciation, behavior, mode of dress, etc., that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons. 2. a slogan; catchword. 3. a common saying or belief with little current meaning or truth. Origin: < Hebrew shibbōleth  literally, freshet, […]

TV Tropes Monday: Zeerust


Tweet of the Day: How Do I Begin My Novel? ——– Science fiction emerged in the 19th century during the Industrial Age. Technology infused society. Writers and the public, mesmerized by it imagined a world transformed by newer and more powerful gadgets.  Writers of the day predicted vast fleets of airships traversing the skies, steam […]

Short Story Friday: The Gate p.11- Tempest in a Teacup


Tweet of the Day: The “Villain Spectrum”: Creating a Layered Antagonist ——- P.1 – P.2 -P.3 – P.4 – P.5 -P.6a – P.6b -  P.7 – P.8 – P.9 -P.10 -P.12a -P.12b – Aftermath ——- –Data Port Access Open– -Updating Data on Malone, J. Detective, Chicago Police Department, Arcology Precinct- #&$^#!#—+#!#$#$!!-Data Corruption- -Reconstructing Data 33% […]

TV Tropes Monday: Your Terrorist Are Our Freedom Fighters


Tweet of the Day: Nebula Nominated Novellas ——- Everybody loves the underdog. No better antagonist to test your heroic MC than an evil government that oppresses the masses and has overwhelming sources at its disposal. But war is a dirty business with all the collateral damage, fight for survival and trust issues. And then you […]

Sunday Tweet: The Dark Side of Self-Publishing


Tweet of the Day: The Dark Side of the New Age of Self-Publishing ——- A sucker is born every minute, or at least the chance to part a fool from his money. In the writing world, self-publishing is root of many chances. Over at storyfix.com, a blogger relates how he was approached by Lifetime (yes […]

Weekend Roundup: April 3-9


Tweet of the Day: Magical Thinking ——- Busy week and I see by the site stats that the readership has gone up, except on Friday, a lot of folks had better things to do on Friday. I should stop that, according to writer’s blog experts, moaning about people not reading your blog is a big […]

Urban Fantasy: Magitek


Tweet of the Day: Location, Location, Location: Where Writers Write ——- What happens when technology and magic run head long into each other? Magitek! Every time you science and magic side by side and no one blinks an eye, that’s what we are talking about. It comes in few variation: Doing what the other can’t: […]

Re-Post: World Building-The Beyond


Tweet of the Day: Is Authorial Voice Different From Character Voice? ——— This is a behind the scenes look at my current WiP and the mechanics of the universe of Sturm und Drang. ——— What is the Beyond? The answers to this question are many, and like all answers to the most fundamental questions of […]

Sunday Tweet: A Famous Little Tune


Tweet of the Day:  Happy Birthday to the most Famous Unknown Songstress ——– Another tweet from our blog-friend (and dare I say, bashful fan?) of this blog. Naked praised mixed with shameless (redundant I know) self-promotion! :D But still worth reading. Why? Because Tasha, a.k.a. Gyspyscarlet summons interesting tidbits from our collective past that you […]

So What Now?


Tweet of the Day: How to Sue Dialogue to Avoid Lengthy Info Dumps —— So far I kept a steadier posting schedule than any time in the past. That is the good news. The bad news? I need more things to post! I have a few ideas for regular features: More Blog Immigrants/Re-Post: culling the […]

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