Space Squid Magazine has published my story Notes From The Underground as its featured story of the month.
Here’s how I came to write it. While researching an alt history novel I’m working on, I saw a video about Japanese Kamikaze pilots saying good-bye to their loved ones and dedicating their lives to their nation in a solemn ritual before taking off. It was deeply moving to see those young men preparing for death. I could not help but recall Mishima’s Patriotism.
A few days later, I read an Atlantic article entitled How Indie Rock Changed The World. That’s when the scenario and characters came to me. Several of my interests, including music, history, electronics, and writing converged into a gritty, yet hopeful, post-apocalyptic tale. I hope you enjoy it.
“You do not write in the belief that books can change the world. But you do know that books changed you. So you know that books can change people. And people, of course, collectively, can change a world.” – Mohsin Hamid
The best fiction and writing blog posts from around the ‘net, all guaranteed to make you a literary adventurer. Compiled by ernie.
Jacqueline Seewald – Tips On Adding Symbolism In Fiction
Lori Rensink – Just Words And Just Music
Gary Gautier – The Architecture of Narrative
Assia Shahin – Uffizi Galore
Jay Dee Archer – Authors Answer 33 – The Writing Process
Timothy Pike – “Doing interesting stuff” inspires this tireless writer
Nihar Pradhan – Great Bloggers Are Great Thinkers
And as an extra bonus: Ancient Origins. This webzine is updated daily with fascinating articles about Science and Space, History and Archaeology, Evolution, and Strange Phenomena. A gold mine of writing ideas!
The best fiction and writing blog posts from around the ‘net, all guaranteed to make you a literary superstar. Compiled by robert.
Cindy Harris – 8 Tips for Editing a Manuscript
Jonathan Ball, PhD – Don’t Attribute Dialogue
Alice Osborn – 6 Steps for Getting Your Memoir Done (good advice for all writing projects)
Jack Ronald Cotner – Kill Your Darlings!
Jennifer Brady – It Takes a Village to Raise an Ebook
Nihar Pradhan – What Is Writing?
Roggen Wulf – Writing About Writer’s Block
Moldy Daisy – Geography Now!
“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.” – Jonathan Gotschall