Crafting Names For Fictional Peoples By Geography & Ethnos

In fiction writing, it is quite difficult to come up with a name for a group of people, whether they be a tribe, kingdom, nation or empire. Yet, even if you come up with a good name, the meaning of the name bares some consideration for culture-building within your fictional world (ie. when the named… Continue reading Crafting Names For Fictional Peoples By Geography & Ethnos

Writing Prompt 9/29/18 – Innovation

#1 "Political power is fundamentally escalatory, my friend, and thus, subservient to innovation. The strong rule the weak but the clever rule the strong." #2 Malitz smiled and danced with delight as he finished out the equation. They said it couldn't be done - the cure for aging, here at last! #3 She watched the birds… Continue reading Writing Prompt 9/29/18 – Innovation

Writing Prompts 9/15/18 – “Nature”

#1 "Nature," the old man said, "Is merely that which humans ain't yet tinkering with." #2 The tarantula hawk flipped over on its back and stung the tarantula til paralysis and then started dragging it, paused and bit off its eight hoary legs, sucked the blood til dry and, now finding its quarry much lighter,… Continue reading Writing Prompts 9/15/18 – “Nature”

Sex, Violence, Death, Toil: A Brief Primer On Fiction Writing, Prt. 1

I like what I do. Some writers have said in print that they hated writing and it was just a chore and a burden. I certainly don't feel that way about it. Sometimes it's difficult. You know, you always have this image of the perfect thing which you can never achieve, but which you never… Continue reading Sex, Violence, Death, Toil: A Brief Primer On Fiction Writing, Prt. 1