Tag Archives: science fiction

Ferengi Rules of Acquisition and Fiction Writing

If you follow Star Trek, the phrase “Rules of Acquisition” is likely to mean something.  For those who don’t, here is a short crash course. Among the race of beings called Ferengi, trade and profit are a way of life.  … Continue reading

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5 Things to Consider When Marketing Your Work

If you ever watch commercials then you have seen that companies will do anything to get a consumer’s attention.  They aim to make an emotional and often irrational connection between you and their product.  Laundry soap no longer just gets … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #52 – H. G. Wells

“Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.” “Heresies are experiments in man’s unsatisfied search for truth.” “No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone … Continue reading

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Literary Magazines

Yesterday I successfully submitted my piece for round five of NPR’s three-minute fiction and decided it was great time to explore a few new markets.  These are a few of the literary magazines I stumbled upon while searching Duotrope’s Digest, … Continue reading

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The Weekly Review #2

Didn’t I just write one of these? Yikes, time does fly when you have something to work on.  The big manuscript passed 40,000 words today, a lot of the writing lately has been very poor.  More a skeleton than a … Continue reading

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