Monthly Archives: July 2012
Every culture and religion seem to have their own story about the end of the world. People seem to be strangely fascinated with potential end-of-the-world theories. Take the Mayan calendar, for example. Their calendar ended when the stars were in the same position in the sky as when the calendar started – one complete cycle; not the … Continue reading
Wondering what science fiction (scifi) and fantasy tv shows will be on the air in the 2012-2013 season? Me too. So I have compiled a list with plot summaries and my personal notes. I hope you find something fantastic to watch in the upcoming year!
As a reader, what kinds of story worlds do you prefer? If you are a writer, how do your story worlds develop? Like most writers, I have many different story worlds, but a lot of them are interconnected. I thought it was time to share a little about my main story worlds. The first major … Continue reading
I had a professor in college who thought all genre fiction was fluffy nonsense with no purpose or depth beyond the entertainment value. Actually, most of the English professors at the college I attended felt that way. What gives a story literary value? Political or social commentary? References to other writers and stories? Inside jokes … Continue reading
Last week I discussed writing reviews for the books you like. So this week, I wanted to share a book series (okay, an author) I’m excited about. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting is the first book in a dystopian series about a girl with the power to understand all languages in a society where social classes are … Continue reading