Unending Cliffhangers in Canadian Science Fiction Television

Most of the Canadian science fiction television show I have ever watched end in cliffhangers which are never resolved because the show gets cancelled. You can find and watch them over and over again here and there but there will never be a real ending. Unending, never ending cliffhangers. Its not that I need a … Read more

Will You Be Allowed to Vote?

Tomorrow is the Canadian federal election. I already voted, early. Tonight I’m wondering, in this new democracy where people are allowed to make one choice only, call it coerced, whatever word you like. Will this be our last election? First, I thought about future elections requiring a vaccine passport. Only those who have been vaccinated … Read more

My Current Blogroll

This is my current blogroll of writing links from WordGrrls. There are doubles because I re-add links fairly often. So far I haven’t found something which lets me know I already have a link on my blogroll. I also need to make time to check them for link rot. They should be fairly ok though. … Read more

Resources for Horror Writers on the Web

The Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA)  Cafe Doom  Dark Markets.com   Fiona’s Fear and Loathing  Hellnotes   Horror Tree  Horror Writers Association  International Horror Guild   Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror This list comes from the dmoz directory. I’m an editor there.

Slipstream Poetry

Slipstream poetry has been referred to as the, “fiction of strangeness”. Slipstream poetry crosses boundaries and leaves you feeling very odd, but in a good way. Most slipstream poetry contains some form of a science fiction or fantasy theme. The term ‘slipstream’ was coined by Bruce Sterling back in 1989, but it’s really starting to … Read more

Rewrite Misogynistic History

“Men write the history books,” she added neutrally. “So naturally their take on it was that Morgan was this wicked terrible evil witch who¬†destroyed¬†Arthur because she could. But that’s not true at all.” Quote from “Derik’s Bane” by Mary Janice Davidson. I’ve thought about how women are portrayed in history, a history written by men … Read more

Fiction Language Becomes Fact

It’s interesting how science fiction writers are building our future language. I don’t know who started calling the outer security layer of space ships a shield. But that term will stick. When we do have space ships, they will have shields. Later in time, when terms are forgotten for common things we take for granted … Read more

Guest Post: Opening the Door to More Creativity In Your Writing

From Bev Walton-Porter at her blog, Elemental Musings. When did you first realize you’d lost your child-like sense of creativity? More important, how long did it take you to regain it? When you did regain a sense of creativity, how much were you able to retrieve? Since most of you are active writers, and the … Read more