Dythoids: Making Progress, Inspired by Reality

I've made a lot of progress with my Dythoids trilogy lately. It hasn't all been words-on-page progress, but it has been progress. My writing has been a big coping mechanism for me lately. The world, especially my North American corner of it, is struggling. Social and political issues have been forefront for some time now, [...]


Dythoids: Talkative Characters

Instead of a Prompt Writings post this week, I'm going to share a little snapshot that popped into my head the other day after watching the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I'm just skipping Prompt 8 because it is boring. 40 things I've done this month? Nah. Prompt 9 seems pretty interesting, though, so [...]

Sitting Down and Writing: Romance in Science Fiction

If you follow me on twitter, you might have seen a recent tweet I sent out about the damaging role of overpowering romantic relationships in Dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic literature. I want to start out by saying that I am not against having romance in these genres. Far from it. I myself also include romantic relationships [...]