“A fantastical work of fiction where a bold, zealous canine commences its quest toward world domination…“
Join me, Natalie Lockett, Ron Delaney Jr., and James Cook for this Write Away episode where we discuss previous years’ Writer’s Digest Conference “Pitch Slam” and pitching in general.
This is a great episode! Chock full of great stories and advice on braving the Query trenches.
The first installment of the series TOWNSHIP OF THE PSYCHE–ELLE.
“Elle is the Tooth Fairy, and after an eternity of bone and blood, a hidden artifact promises her a sliver of humanity; but can she find it before her ex-lover, Santa Clause, does.”
If Joseph Campbell wrote fiction. It’s mythology meets psychology meets anthropology. A world where all myths and monsters go to live, love and DIE.
We made the final round of lit selections in the OZMA fantasy contest. Sweet!
Though I have traveled extensively, I am INCREDIBLY white. And native to so many generations of southerners it’s stupid. But diversity is awesome, yes!? This is a very cool contest. Worth sharing and worth participating if you qualify and have a story dying to get out.
Yes, even writers have them. 🙂 #mswl
“The Animal Vigilantes”–a MS that I wrote not once, but twice. A group of like-minded, animal-loving do-gooders set out to save all the world’s animals? The ‘black-ops’ arm of the Humane Society. Yes! The research and writing was excruciating. I fussed and cried and bitched and moaned. And still, I could not make it work. Boo.
A truly terrifying and psychologically disturbing horror. Oooooh…how I want this one. How I want to pay homage to the King. How I’ve blurbed a hundred different ideas. But as a horror fanatic, nothing has impressed me thus far. Still thinking…still thinking…
“The Figure Eights” part deux. Big Momma starts her own shelter and puts Aleera to work ‘robotisizing’ all the world’s canines.
A modern version of “The Goonies” with a team of paranormal hunting kids.
I love to share random information that I stumble across during my research. This one came from researching particle physics for a minor character in “The Witches of Norwood County”. Sadly, I found nowhere to use this tidbit…yet. As it’s so crazy cool.
Quantum science is being explored and poked from the subatomic to new ways of computing. But I gotta say, the science of quantum entanglement threw me. I had to watch dozens of videos and read tons of papers. A lot of them are simply WAY over my head. And the fact that we can’t explain it, or don’t know why or how it works…yet, is daunting. Heck, even Einstein was like “duuuude…wth?” Spooky action, he called it. Yeah, he used the word ‘spooky’. That a pair of particles can be entangled to the extent that action on one affects the other. No matter what their distance. A block apart, a mile, a planet.
Manipulating this theory, physicists have affected photons. Essentially reading the state of one photon, sending the quantum information across a laser, and creating (I like to think of it as tickling) its polar state on the other side. So yeah, as I understand it now, teleportation of an organic being would involve ‘tickling’ an entirely new you. And saying goodbye to the old you. That’s a lot of you’s.
I found this blog on agency’s website. Just fantastic. SO many good articles and good advice. Truly a godsend. Fellow writers out there–do not be discouraged and filter through the advice. Do what works for you and feels authentic. And thanks a bunch to the ladies of BookEnds for taking the time to share their experience, knowledge, and time. (Still scouring that bad boy! Soooo much info.)