Tag: Writing

  1. The Defiant's Kase

    Chapter 4 of Neohumans Back on the bridge, Bex had hopped into the leaning console that served as both desk and chair, the array of screens visible as Nod took the pilot's chair. "Systems check. What are we running, Skae?" "Hot burn. Some stress fractures on the thrusters from the…

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  2. Rescue

    Chapter 3 of Neohumans The charges were small and localized. They blew all at once, disabling the Harvesters. The harvesters, part something organic, part the strange Taker metal, collapsed to the ground. One of them crushed one of the "tenderlings", as Skae had referred to them, beneath them. Bex felt…

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  3. Infiltration

    Chapter 2 of the Neohumans The Taker ship was a farm and slaughterhouse of staggering size, but most access points were well-protected. It could take hours for Skae to hack through it, or for them to blast through it, during which time the Taker ship would become aware of them,…

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  4. The Jump

    The following is the first chapter of a story for NaNoWriMo. It's also a first draft. They were doing what they always did before a run: They were together in the ship's barracks pulling on their gear, lacing up boots, making sure all of the seals were air-tight on their…

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  5. The Dreaded Mary Sue: How Not To Write Like a Teenager

    What is a Mary Sue? When I started writing more seriously I heard this term bandied about, but did not know what it meant. Turns out it's one of those things that you probably recognize it when you see it, you just didn't know there was a term for it.…

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  6. Waterfall

    WaterfallNature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little she achieves her work - Ralph Waldo Emerson I've been so in love with using a canvas brush so I came up with another scenery! Hope it ... Would that I could lay beside The swirling waters there Perchance I'd dream, perchance…

    on Writing Poetry

  7. Pundit

    This is how you're supposed to think. This is how you're supposed to think. Stop it, deviant, think right. You're wrong. This is how you're supposed to think.…

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  8. The Onyx Star Chronicles

    Yes, the cover is just a placeholder. I like the serial format of writing. I like knowing I have eyes on it every week, the sense of a deadline, and the realization I'm witing it for others motivates me to consider when writing what seems to be a fun read,…

    on Writing Science Fiction Onyx

  9. A New Chapter

    Iorneste and Selka by Zaina © 2015 Zaina In March of 2015 I began a writing experiment. I created a blog, posted the first chapter that had been sitting in Google Docs for months, and came up with a series of rules for myself. One chapter a week, no plotting,…

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  10. Why You Should Create Your Own Book Cover

    I always told myself that I would make my first book cover myself. After all, I am a reader first and foremost, and I know what makes a good book cover. People pay so much money to artists to work hard on a book cover. Why bother? You have Photoshop…

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