Happy New Year! To celebrate the new year, write a short story about someone who ends up unable to break their new year’s resolution. Bonus: Make the story cover one year, from January 1st to December 31st Use all the numbers associated with one year – 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months, 4 seasons – … More Writing Weekend: 1/2/16-1/3/16
Worldbuilding Exercise It’s the not so distant future. It could be dystopian, utopian, or otherwise. What are the body mods like? Are mass amounts of piercings the norm? Are tattoos made with metal ink? Do they give you powers? Can people voluntarily trade a well-working limb for a cybernetic one? Tell a story about 5 … More Weekend Writing: 12/25-12/26
It is now possible to get ocular implants that work as cameras. All images and videos are automatically downloaded to a personal account much like the Cloud, from where they can be posted onto the internet or sent to friends. Write a story about the first day your character had theirs.
Terms to Know Trans: an inclusive term that includes all who are transgender, non-binary, or otherwise gender-nonconforming Cis/Cisgender: someone who is not trans AMAB: Assigned male at birth – someone who was marked as male on their original birth certificate AFAB: Assigned female at birth – someone who was marked as female on their original … More The Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Transgender or Non-Binary Character
Writers and artists, it seems, receive more outside advice on their craft than any other sort. From suggestions on ideas for a story to tiny things they liked or didn’t like in our last works, people are more willing to give their two cents to us than to a street beggar. Some of it is … More Don’t Say Said: The Five Stupidest Bits of Advice People Give Writers