Tips on submitting to magazines Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

Through The Slush-Pile With The CRES TEAM

Fran’s advice is golden for any format or prose. “Edit it down. One of the biggest problems I see with otherwise good stories is that they are bogged down in their own words. In many cases a story can be cut by 20%, sometimes as much as 50%. Please care about your story more than your words. Continue reading Through The Slush-Pile With The CRES TEAM

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Sheena McGrath on writing nonfiction

On Writing Non-Fiction with Sheena McGrath

Information overload is a problem. There’s often a point halfway through writing a post where I feel totally overwhelmed and convinced I’ll never make a decent blog post out of my material. I often write about a topic because I want to learn something, which is very different from writing about something you know well, and then it’s easy to feel like you’ve bitten off too much. Here are three tips that work for me: Continue reading On Writing Non-Fiction with Sheena McGrath

on episodic writing with the fiction vortex team a discussion

On Writing Episodic Fiction With The Fiction Vortex Team

I’m still quite new to episodic fiction, only really getting into it about a year ago when I began writing Quest For The Wholly Pale for Fiction Vortex. Even with my studies in Screenwriting, and some experience writing a series … Continue reading On Writing Episodic Fiction With The Fiction Vortex Team

Interview Pravina Maharaj short stories

On Writing: Short Magazine Fiction with Pravina Maharaj

Pravina Maharaj has my admiration (and envy) for consistently placing her short stories in weekly print magazines: those guilty-pleasure reads kleinsus and I like to flip-through and read over a nice cup of tea or two; those same magazines and … Continue reading On Writing: Short Magazine Fiction with Pravina Maharaj

Inge Saunders: Choices To Collaborations

It’s great to chat to Inge Saunders once more. She’s been very busy exploring different writing universes within romance writing. In fact, she’s gone back to her first love, much like myself – the paranormal. But unlike me, she’s been … Continue reading Inge Saunders: Choices To Collaborations

S Shane Thomas Talks Paleolithic Fables, LARC, and Other Universes

I first stumbled across S.Shane Thomas’ work in our crit group. I was taken by his microbiological approach to space travel and colonizing in his short story Chasing Stars, which is now a part of his short story collection LARC Transmissions. … Continue reading S Shane Thomas Talks Paleolithic Fables, LARC, and Other Universes

Readers Speak: Science Fiction and Fantasy

I’m also grateful to have gotten responses from three continents and a variety of age-groups. This small sampling of readers still point to trends I find worrying, underscore where and why I should cringe as a writer/publisher and generally provided me with much illumination as both reader and writer. Continue reading Readers Speak: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Interview with Alan Dean Foster: Writer, Educator, Adventurer

As much as I love holding a “real” book, there’s no question that eBooks have made books more accessible to people. I do think it’s important that buyers own the eBooks they buy, instead of eBook publishers having the option to delete them. Continue reading Interview with Alan Dean Foster: Writer, Educator, Adventurer