I'm so, so eager to get back to writing Divided Lands. While getting myself back in the mood of the story, though, I noticed a few things. First of all, Divided Lands is far too general of a title. It's more of the series title. Yep, series title. I'm planning on writing sequels and maybe even turning it into a trilogy...if I can get my paranoid ass around to finishing the first story, that is.As soon as I think of a good enough title and figure out how the hell I'm going to organize the chapters, I'm pu... read more »
June 4th: 3 AM, somewhere on the Pacific Ocean The slow distant thumping of an engine sounding as if it were missing on one cylinder, and the heat lying in layers like a dozen heavy electric blankets turned to their highest setting woke Amy Syun from a fitful sleep. Eyelids opened into slits. Sweat dripping [...] read more »
Youre a reader. You love reading powerful stories. Do you realize you have a fascinating, powerful story as well? Has anyone read it? I hear whats going through your head right now: No, I dont, Jim. Theres nothing particularly interesting about my story. I disagree. I do branding for other authors and when we work together I [...] read more »
Assalamualaikum dan Selamat Sejahtera buat pelanggan baru dan tetap kami khususnya, followers, bloggers, warga sahabat FB, pelawat dan pencinta kucing tegar.
Rasanya dah lama ZABP tak kemaskini entri terkini, memandangkan kebuntuan, kegersangan dan ketandusan idea, selain masa yang agak singkat untuk kemaskini. Entri kali ini sekadar perkongsian untuk dimanfaatkan bersama.
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Nak dijadikan cerita lah, masa tu ZABP dah terlena atas toto dan dibentangkan di lantai.... read more »
I just finished watching Cloud Atlas, and I had to write something about it but for some reason I am at a loss for words. Which is just odd, but I will try to review this movie. I was going to watch it a week ago but it looked like it was just another flick,
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Recently, I was interviewed by crime writer, academic, and Chair of ALCS, Penny Grubb, on her blog.For those who are interested, but missed that interview, here it is in full, with Penny's kind permission.
#justimagineAuthor Stuart Aken on Fusion, alien gastronomy and other delights
It’s a real privilege to have been asked to interview this group of very talented authors for Fantastic Books Publishing’sFusion spotlight.There are some amazing admissions, surprising secrets and fascinating insights to f... read more »
Patches of grungy snow hugged the rims of distant hills, hid in hollows reached only by a late day sun, huddle beneath wide branches of towering white pines, but a wind born in far off bayous, where pink water flowers always bloom, promising spring with every gentle puff knocked against my bedroom window, and stirred [...] read more »
Depends on whether you’re a glass half full or half empty type. For me, it’s always half full. Optimist. Always have been.
So, this is the 3rd week of the new year and how have I done with my targets?
1 story sent to a contest? Missed, but I’ve sent 1 today and will attempt to do another this week.
1 story to a magazine? Missed, but I’ll attempt to make that up this week.
Reading target is for a book a week. I’m currently reading book number 6, so well ahead of target there. Good.
Editing? I’ve don... read more »
After much thoughtI have decided this is where my novel Fer-de-lance is to begin. The previous excerpt that I posted will be near the end. As I am looking for feedback please read this with a critical eye and leave comments. June 4th: 3 AM, somewhere on the Pacific Ocean The slow distant drumming of [...] read more »
Bright golden and ruby red leaves on the trees gradually turned to brown and piled high on the ground. Sounds of static and rustling as the cold wintry winds blew the remaining of the summers foliage into what appeared like a leafy drag race to the end of the street. Halloween was a success; my daughter dressed as a punk fairy princess and my son was a superhero. For the first time in recent memory, I was able to enjoy the day. I was learning to understand and cope with what ordinarily is a very traumati... read more »