Imagine you are the leader, ruler, monarch, president, dictator, what-have-you of your very own nation. It can be possible if you scale down. A number of people have done this. "How!?" you may ask. Establish your very own micronation! (The actual rules and regulations of actually non-fictionally and legally establishing your very own micronation are beyond the scope of this fiction writer's blog, however.) In my research, I was surprised to discover that (the Grand Duchy of)
Writers, grab your sage and your security blankets, 'cause that scary contest is back! Your mission is to write an opening... Theme: Scary Sci-Fi Word Limit: 50 Deadline: 1:59 PM, Friday, October 7, 2022 PT Check out the official rules; and write your opening with: 1. originality 2. captivation 3. a scene 4. an atmosphere / mood of horror / dread 5. general sci-fi-horror tropes 6. luring the readers... You could win a $100 gift card!
As a writer, perhaps my (entirely self-proclaimed) greatest strength and greatest weakness is my love of words. Particularly weird, cool, and funny words. As such, I'm subscribed to Dictionary's Word of the Day and Word Genius emails. And today I collected three more eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious word lists to share: Here's a totally weird word list. And if you prefer, a weird and cool word list. And finally, a list of funny words which sound fake! My writerly advice for usi
Attention new and emerging writers! The Dream Foundry, an NFP that helps "new professionals in the speculative genres," is having a contest of short speculative fiction by emerging writers. But first... Have you published in total < 4,000 words of paid speculative fiction (in English)? Have you earned in total < $320 from the above? Have you not been nominated for any of these in speculative fiction? Are you not a previous winner of The Dream Foundry writing contest? If your