Well this is cool.
Hello all and Welcom to my SSFworld blog. I was unaware that I had a blog here but now that I know I will try to keep it up to date with what I am doing with my writing.
I am in the process of submitting at least one short storie a week to a speculative fiction magazine. This week I have sent out stories to two mags. The first being Clarksworld which I was swiftly rejected by, and the second being Catesbury which is more like a written version of The Twilight Zone.
For those that have always wondered what the standard manuscript format is when asked by or embarassed by a publisher, here is a link to what Beneath Ceaseless Skies considers standard. Of course, I was the embarassie in this case because if I had taken more time, I would have seen this link.
Stardard Manuscript Format
Updated April 4th, 2012 at 08:45 PM by Gkarlives
So, yeah... you want to write a novel or a story or a poem or a play, but you're not sure exactly how to start.
First, you probably should ask yourself, "Why do I want to write something?" If the answer is:
[LIST][*]"Because I want to make money..."[*] "Because I want to impress people..."[*] "Because I'm bored..."[/LIST]
Well, that's not the best motivation. You have to write for one reason and one reason only:
I finely have some good news to report for a change. I have had my first story sold to an anthology. While it is not a paying market, it is critical exposure and a first step toward bigger things. The anthology is "Tales of the Sword" being put out by Red Skies Press who is still looking for stories to include. I will be published along side some other notable SFFworld writers who are friends.
Themes have been on my mind, lately. They're a bit of an abstract concept and often I see writers stressing out over them and I've stressed about them myself from time to time. What are themes and what part do they play in writing?
Updated March 13th, 2011 at 04:10 PM by marysipe