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Weekend Roundup: April 24-30

Tweet of the Day: How To Become a More Self-Disciplined Writer ——- So what happened this week? Let’s take a look: Sun- Plagiarism is not a good thing, ummkay! Mon- A bit of real world politics. Are your heroes Freedom Fighters or Terrorist? And can you tell the difference? Tue- The City as an Urban […]

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% […]

Wizard’s World War: Dispatch 5-Pressure

Tweet of the Day: Use a Question to Create an Unforgettable Opening Chapter ——– Apologies for the lateness of the post. No post on Thursday, but I will update The Gate early on Friday so you don’t mix your fix! 😀 ——– Intro – Dispatches – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 6 […]

Urban Fantasy: The City

Tweet of the Day: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World- Part 3 ——- The City. It the Urban in Urban Fantasy,even though not all UF has to happen in a city, more likely than not the City is still there. The City might be of the authors creation or one ripped from real life. But […]

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 […]

Sunday Tweets: Pants of Fire

Tweet of the Day: Pants on Fire ——- This Sunday tweet is brought to you by the letter P for Plagiarism. pla·gia·rism [pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-] Show IPA –noun 1. the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work. 2. something used and […]

Weekend Roundup: April 17-23 Plus Another Writer’s Challenge

Tweet of the Day: Telling Your Characters Apart ——– This has been an interesting week in this here blog. Battles fought, stories told, challenges met: Sun- We opened the week with a Sunday Tweet about Sci-Fi as a genre and why it remains the “big tent” of modern literature. Mon- Hatedom, brought to you by […]

Short Story Friday: The Gate p.10- Patience

Tweet of the Day: How To Bring Your Characters To Life With The Telling Detail ——– P.1 – P.2 – P.3 – P.4 – P.5– P.6 – P.7 – P.8 – P.9 – P.11 – P.12a –P.12b – Aftermath ——– “ARCHERS!” The sound of a hundred bowstrings vibrated in the thick seaside air. Three longships […]

April Flash Fiction Challenge – Too Late

Tweet of the Day: America’s Secret Bunny Culture ——– Rules of the Challenge: You must start your story with the sentence:”She had been warned, but now it was too late.” The story must be 500 words or less I’ve read a lot of flash fiction stories that express and incomplete idea so for my challenge […]

Wizard’s World War: Dispatch 4-Road Trip

Tweet of the Day: In Memoriam ——- Intro – Dispatches – 1 – 2 –3 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 ——- I-96 West. MI, July 8 6:05 a.m. I pulled over to the shoulder. The state trooper sauntered over from his car to the driver side window. “Driver’s license and registration.” I […]