Flash Fiction Challenge: Fire-Owls, Magic Bands, Wizard Vans, Otter Gods

Go to this tweet. That begins a series of Choose Your Own Adventure-style tweets (currently at this point, posted yesterday). I’ve been doing it since before the new year, though some of the early ones didn’t thread, but these do, so you should be able to look through the whole thing on a single web- or app-client. I want you to go through those, and base some flash fiction off of any part of the completely deranged fantasy thread going on there. You can be faithful to it or stray wildly... Read The Rest →

David Kazzie: Five Things I Learned Writing A Sequel

The stand-alone sequel to the IMMUNE series… Thirteen years have passed since the Medusa plague wiped out nearly 99 percent of the world’s population and pushed humanity to the brink of extinction.  Climate change triggered by nuclear skirmishes in the last fevered days of civilization decimated agriculture and livestock, and the hardened survivors battle for what few resources remain. Rachel Fisher is one of the lucky ones. In her small community in Nebraska, she and her family have access to food, clean water, weapons, and medical care. And her 11-year-old... Read The Rest →

Let’s Turok And Roll Oh God I’m Sorry I Made That Pun

*opens the cage* *lets the news out of the cage* *the news swiftly pounces on and devours a goat* HEY LOOK NEWS That’s right, I’m writing the new Turok comic for Dynamite. Art duties are by the incomparable Álvaro Sarraseca. Covers by him, Aaron Conley, Andy Belanger. With a backup story (Magnus!) by Aubrey Sitterson. Thanks to Matt Idelson and Matt Humphreys for having me onboard. You may note this is very clearly not the same Turok you know (er, if you know Turok, that is) — though based on the... Read The Rest →

Macro Monday Snags Snap Wexley

That there is a macro of a toy Temmin “Snap” Wexley figure. I like it. I HOPE YOU LIKE IT TOO. Let’s see. What’s going on? I might have the blog up and down this week as I try to get through and figure out the whole “suddenly it’s sending mails from WordPress and not terribleminds” problem. I’ll have a cool COMICS-RELATED announcement today or tomorrow, so watch this space. Oh! I have some release-date shuffles, which will disappoint some, I fear. The Raptor & The Wren and Vultures have... Read The Rest →

Flash Fiction Challenge: X Versus Z, Redux

Another classic challenge, of which I am a fan. Way this works is, below you will find two tables — X and Y! — and you will pick (or randomly draw) from those tables. That will leave you with a set of X versus Y — and from there, you will write a piece of flash fiction based on that parameter set. You can even use the match up (SKELETONS VS. SCIENTISTS!) as the title to the work, or come up with a new title. Length: ~2000 words Due by: 5/26,... Read The Rest →

A Hot Steaming Sack Of Business Advice For Writers

It was a couple weeks back that authorial sorceress V.E. Schwab said that few writers offer good business advice, and she named me among some others like Kameron Hurley and John Scalzi, who do so. It’s been a while since I’ve offered anything remotely like business advice for writers, mostly because, nyeah, it’s boring? I’d rather talk about writing and storytelling (aka the act of hunting down unicorns for whatever salacious purpose you so possess), but just the same, having the occasional injection of business advice into your writerly bloodstream... Read The Rest →

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