Archive for February, 2012

Download my story for free!

Posted in Stories on February 18, 2012 by oneoveralpha

This weekend only, Kindle users can download my short, scifi story “Enigma” for free!  So check it out, you’ve got nothing to lose.

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Grammar, who needs it?

Posted in humor, Writing on February 11, 2012 by oneoveralpha

If you’re like me, you usually ignore the ads on the side of the screen when you’re on Facebook.  But one caught my eye today, and then I saw a second good one.  What I first saw was the headline, “Learn he is not roman.” My first thought was, “Are you from Rome?” “No.” “You’re not Roman.” 😀  But then I read the rest of the ad.  And then I read two ads down.  The Doctor Who/Peanuts one is okay.

Writing Group Prompt for February

Posted in Groups, Writing on February 9, 2012 by oneoveralpha

Each month, the writing group I belong to sets out a prompt for the next meeting. We then have a month to write a poem or something from that prompt that we read at the next meeting. I also figured these would work nicely as blog posts. The prompt for our February meeting was: “Start with something you have written and rewrite it, cutting the number of words in half. Then start with the original piece and rewrite it to double the number of words. See which version you like best.”

I went with something short; six words short to be precise.  I used two six word stories that will be included in my second story collection, The All-You-Can-Read Buffet, which should be out in April.

 

Original:  (Previous published here.)

Hand shaped genitalia causes intergalactic “incident.”

In Half: (The Obi-Wan version?)

That’s no hand.

Doubled:

After shakegate, you’d think the aliens would stop landing in rural areas.

 

Original:

Ink records author’s descent into madness.

In Half:

I am mad.

Doubled:

When they came, only a page of his scrawled delusions were found.

Stephen L. Thompson’s January 2012 Newsletter

Posted in Newsletter, Stories, Writing on February 1, 2012 by oneoveralpha

Howdy,

Welcome to my electronic newsletter, covering January 2012.

My publication news for the past month:

Publication of my story “Enigma” by Books To Go Now.  You can download it from here for $0.99.

Publication of my stories “Worth a Million” and “I Wouldn’t be Surprised” on my Ficly account.

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This month I wrote 7,538 words.  In order to reach my goal of 80,000 words this year, I need to write – on average – 6,667 words a month, so I’m well on my way to reaching my goal.

Also, as I mentioned last month I want to write every day, but I will give myself twenty free days where I don’t write.  I wrote all 31 days in January, so I still have those twenty days.

As I mentioned in a blog last week, I’ve also started working on my novel None of Them Knew the Color of the Sky.  I’ve set the goal of writing a chapter a week, and two-and-a-half weeks in I’ve written two-and-a-half chapters, so I’ll be letting you know how that goes as well.

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Here is my story board at the end of January:

My hope is to wipe several of those stories off the board this year, meaning, having them published.

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I meant to write a story this month, that was something I wanted to work on, but I never got around to it.  So instead, I wrote another haiku.  Enjoy.

Steve

 

first snow, then sunshine

then more snow, more sunshine – this

winter is messed up

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