For us science fiction and fantasy writers.
Your stories are your children sent out into the world to stand or fall.
They need you to believe in them, to find them good homes, watch out for them and support them.
Love your stories. You owe it to them!
Tell the story that needs to be told, in the way it needs to be told, to the length it needs to be told.
Don’t poison a story by insisting it must be an apple when it’s really an orange.
Don’t stunt a story by forcing it beyond its natural growth nor by forcing it to grow in a box too small.
“Genres” and “standard story lenghs” are publisher’s artefacts, not part of storytelling.
Breakthroughs don’t come through abiding by conventions and working in boxes.
Now to apply this the next time I have to come up with a happy ending.
About a guy who knows exactly who his soulmate is.
Have a thrilling Thursday!
Beautifully written, touching. Sigh. Someday to write so well.
Twidere is a very nice F/LOSS Twitter client available through FDroid:
Trying to login to Twitter with it gives “Incorrect API Settings” message
Remove the account. Somehow you’ll get to an Advanced > Network > API settings screen that has a Load Defaults button. Tap it. When it’s finished, go to Accounts and add your account back.
How to log out of Twitter from Twidhere?
Remove the account. Not at all intuitive, but that’s how it works.
Ok, but I still want a pocket-sized one so I can help put an end to drones.
10:30 AM, October 19, at the Kapolei Public Library, I and three other Hawaii Fiction Writers members will each be reading a story for the annual HFW Scary Stories Halloween reading. Followed by lunch at the Kapolei Assagio’s, server of extremely tasty Italian cuisine.
My story is about a man, a mouse, and the association of small things: Just A Little Scary.
For more information, see the event on the Hawaii State Library site.
So come and be scared, if you dare!