Archive for October, 2010

October Newsletter

Posted in Newsletter, Website, Writing on October 31, 2010 by oneoveralpha

See what I did writing-wise this past month:


10 Movies for Aliens

Posted in Movies, Odds, Writing on October 31, 2010 by Stephen L. Thompson

A day or two after coming to the conclusion that I needed to take some time off from writing, I came up with an idea for a novel.  Sigh.  Anyway, as part of my laying the groundwork for this novel, I asked myself if I could send ten movies out to aliens, which ones would I send?  These don’t have to be the greatest movies, or even ones I like, but movies that give a broad overview to what it is to be human and our view of the world.  Here is what I came up with.  (Since I don’t know that many non-English films, I just stuck with English ones.)  What do you think, and what would your ten be?

Gone With the Wind (1939)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Spartacus (1960)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Schindler’s List (1993)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Titanic (1997)
Amistad (1997)
Shrek (2001)

Publication – An Ounce of Prevention

Posted in Stories, Writing on October 27, 2010 by oneoveralpha

After hearing about Barnes & Noble’s Pubit!, I decided to see how that would work.  Therefore, I’ve now put my short story “An Ounce of Prevention” on sale there.  You can download it here.

I hope you enjoy.

Can’t take my own advice, or can I?

Posted in Odds, Writing on October 26, 2010 by oneoveralpha

I’ve just returned from a nice little walk where I’ve reached a decision about something that has been plaguing me for a while.  For the last few months, I’ve felt burned out writing-wise.  Given the twenty or so projects I’m working on, that shouldn’t be too surprising.  Trying to force myself to keep writing hasn’t been all that effective.  During my walk, I remembered what I did in similar, stressful situations back in college.  I’d take a day off.  I’d go to my classes, but I wouldn’t do any classwork.  A day (or two) spent listening to music, playing video games, reading, etc., was a great way to reduce stress.  So I figured I should do the same with the stress from my writing.  But I don’t think a day or two will be all I need.  Instead of trying to force myself to write, I’ll take a week or two and catch up on my reading, watch some movies, do stuff other than write and see if that will be a kinder, gentler way to ease back into writing.

So, five minutes after I decided to take a break from writing, I’m walking back to my apartment and I started composing a poem about having your wings clipped by your job.  Dammit.

Too many options, too little writing

Posted in Stories, Writing on October 8, 2010 by oneoveralpha

One of my many current projects is working on another collection of short stories.  In addition to that, I also want to work on submitting stories to magazines.  Most are online and only pay in exposure, but some do pay money.  😀

Speaking of exposure, to increase mine I set out to write a flash/short story each month for my Ficly profile, for the Wordwrights blog, for my Enjoying Scifi blog, as well as my monthly Newsletter.  Now, in the past two weeks, I’ve learned about and set up a profile, I’ve heard about Authortrek and am looking into setting up a profile there, and I’ve learned of Barnes & Nobles Pubit! and I’m looking into selling my stories there.

So, I basically need to write … a lot.  I’ve done it before, but it does wear one out.

Publication – Whore

Posted in Stories, Writing on October 6, 2010 by oneoveralpha

My short story “Whore” has just been published in Issue 3 of Bastards and Whores.

Here’s the link to my story.

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