“At times I feel it almost impossible not to despond entirely of there ever being a better, brighter day for us. None but those who experience it can know what it is—this constant, galling sense of cruel injustice and wrong. I cannot help feeling it very often—it intrudes upon my happiest moments, and spreads a … Continue reading Random Quote for August 17, 2020
“A closed mind is a dying mind.”~Edna Ferber American novelist, short story writer and playwright Edna Ferber was born on this day in 1885.
“I think people respond to dystopian stories because they're ways of acting out anxieties that we have and fears that we have about the future. So much media's coming at you over the Internet, your brain gets overloaded. You don't know what to do with it. And one thing you can do with it is … Continue reading Random Quote for August 10, 2020
“I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace … Continue reading Trivia: Anne Frank
“Writing, basically breaks down to relationships between people and that is what you write about.”~Leon Uris American novelist, short story writer and poet Leon Uris was born on this day in 1924.
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”~Herman Melville American novelist, short story writer, and poet Herman Melville was born on this day in 1819.
“Honest people don't hide their deeds.”~Emily Brontë English novelist and poet Emily Brontë was born on this day in 1818.
“There is no winning or losing, but rather the value is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character in whatever genre you're involved in, whether it's a fantasy game, the Wild West, secret agents or whatever else. You get to sort of vicariously experience those things.”~Gary Gygax American game designer Gary Gygax was … Continue reading Random Quote for July 27, 2020
“Science fiction is essentially a kind of fiction in which people learn more about how to live in the real world, visiting imaginary worlds unlike our own in order to investigate, by way of pleasurable thought-experiments, how things might be done differently.”~Brian Stableford British science fiction writer Brian Stableford was born on this day in … Continue reading Random Quote for July 25, 2020
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun I started writing my fiction right after I returned from a deployment filled with underway watch rotations and Dungeons & Dragons when not on duty. If you have ever played tabletop (pen-and-paper) D&D, you know that progress can be glacial. Six months of playing doesn’t always amount to much character development. … Continue reading DIY MFA: Plotting for the Pantser