Sometimes, the most brilliant ideas come from pairing concepts that seem to be totally unrelated. The best example I know is Firefly, Joss Whedon’s short-lived TV series that sparked a fierce and widespread fandom. The idea of a space western sounded ridiculous — but it worked, and was nothing short of amazing.
To give another, […]
This week, I’m looking to some of my favorite authors for inspiration. Here’s some interesting quotes to jump-start your creativity and get you writing your own story.
“‘Life is wasted on the living.’” Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
“‘Don’t put your trust in revolutions. They always come around […]
In Going Postal by Terry Pratchett, postmaster Moist von Lipwig delivers a letter (one of many) that had been sitting in the post office for decades. The letter conveyed the acceptance of a marriage proposal, and after its delivery, the couple reunited and were finally wed.
Write a poem, scene or story in […]
Many moons ago, I would send out monthly writing prompts to my fellow classmates from Gail Adams’s flash fiction class. I stopped after a couple of years when interest started waning, but at the writing retreat, Janice Fuller mentioned that she’d like to see me revive the practice. So this entry […]
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