Month: March 2012

Dieselpunk

With George R. R. Martin, we talked a lot about world building and genre-blending. What better send off than Twit Publishing’s call for Dieselpunk submissions? “What is Dieselpunk? Dieselpunk is a re-imagining of the diesel-era (the post-World War I era to the early 1950s). It’s gangsters, bootleggers, swing, Mexican revolutionaries, Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde,…

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In the Dark

Tomorrow is this month’s writers group and Jenny and Oliver challenged us all to submit a story that fits the Hayden’s Ferry Review call for submissions. The theme is “In the dark” and I’m curious to see how many people in the group took the challenge. Also, I’m passing on the challenge, because the more…

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Themes of Strength and Weakness

Robert Baratheon, Eddard Stark, Jamie Lannister, Tywin Lannister… What do all of these characters have in common? Power and strength. These are the guys who have the guts, the glory, and/or the gold. Arya Stark, Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen… Here are the underdogs. They don’t have the strength, they don’t have the political…

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First Lesson

Today’s prompt is a quote from Game of Thrones. Write a story/scene that starts with the following: “First lesson. Stick them with the pointy end.”

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