Archive for March, 2013

30,000 words!

Posted in Writing with tags on March 30, 2013 by oneoveralpha

For the last few weeks I’ve been feeling kinda blah and haven’t gotten much writing done.  Also, I finished the first draft of the story I’d been working on for a couple months, and I haven’t found another story to work on.  I have several projects, but none of them have fully grabbed me yet.  In this state I’ve even forgotten to do some things, like this week’s Wednesday Writing Prompt.  Sorry.  As some of you know, my goal this year is to write 120,000 words.  There were several times this month where I assumed I wouldn’t reach 30,000 words.  Fortunately, I was ahead enough from the previous months that I was able to hit my monthly goal and stay on track for the year.  Hopefully, warmer weather will bump me out of my funk, and one of my projects will grab ahold.  On to 40,000!

“The Most Powerful Man in the World and other stories” promo

Posted in Books, Stories with tags , , , , , , on March 22, 2013 by oneoveralpha

The Most Powerful Man in the World2

This weekend, March 23rd and 24th, my latest five, scifi story minianthology “The Most Powerful Man in the World and other stories” will be free to download for Kindle.

I think that pretty much sums everything up.

Wednesday Writing Prompt

Posted in humor, Wednesday Writing Prompt, Writing with tags , on March 20, 2013 by oneoveralpha

You can read all you want about writing, but the real test is to actually write something.  Hence, a short exercise for those of you wanting to hone your craft.

Quick, compose a sentence using the words “afternoon” and “prompt.” Leave it as a comment.

Wednesday Writing Prompt

Posted in Wednesday Writing Prompt, Writing with tags , on March 13, 2013 by oneoveralpha

You can read all you want about writing, but the real test is to actually write something.  Hence, a short exercise for those of you wanting to hone your craft.

Quick, compose a sentence using the words “truck” and “wall.” Leave it as a comment.

“The Most Powerful Man in the World and other stories” is now out!

Posted in Books, Stories, Writing with tags , , , , , , , on March 12, 2013 by oneoveralpha

The Most Powerful Man in the World2

One can assume that the cardinals chose today to start their conclave so that they can sit quietly and enjoy the latest ebook from Stephen L. Thompson.  One can assume that, but the more likely reason they started their work on finding the next Pope today is because they didn’t want to start on a Monday.

Anyway, here is the link to “The Most Powerful Man in the World and other stories” as well as the blurb for it.  Enjoy.

“The Most Powerful Man in the World and other stories” is a collection of five, short, scifi stories by Stephen L. Thompson to provide a sample of his writing.

A being from the distant future with almost unlimited powers comes back to help Ian Steele make the world a better place in “The Most Powerful Man in the World.” The bookstore customer has an entirely different reason for wanting books in “Black Market Books.” “Motherhood” tells the story of Thomas Gillespie, the surrogate mother for an AI.  “Storyteller” is about an author thinking his book into existence.  And “Deadworld” is about the alien world humans are reborn on – in alien bodies – after they die.

Excerpt from “The Most Powerful Man in the World”

“What happened?” Ian asked from the floor.

“You fainted.”

Ian sat up and looked around the empty room.  It was maybe fifteen feet on a side and painted a dull grey.  “Where am I?”

“A dimensional intrusion located within your living room wall.”

“Huh?”

Pulling him to his feet, she explained, “Basically, it’s a space that can be as large,” here Karen threw her arms out and the walls zoomed away beyond sight, “or as small as I want.” She then drew her arms in and the two stood in a space the size of a phone booth.  The room returned to its original size and Karen stretched.  “But I think this is a good size.”

Ian spun around, trying to keep an eye on each of the walls as if they might sneak up and squish him.  “What the hell is this?”

Karen put her arm around him.  “Arthur C. Clarke once said that ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.’” Shrugging, Karen stated, “This is magic.”

Oh

Posted in Books, Give away, humor, Stories, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2013 by oneoveralpha

This weekend I’m having a free promotion for the Kindle version of my third short story anthology Political Pies.  When I woke up, I checked on it and was happy to see that it was #17 in the list of their free political books.  So I sent out a tweet about it being #17 and all.  Afterwards, I decided I should check out the competition, which is when I saw this:

OhThe books on the left are the paid political Kindle books, while the seventeen on the right are the free ones.  At least I made the list.  😀

 

Announcing “The Most Powerful Man in the World and other stories”

Posted in Books, Stories, Writing with tags , , , , , , , on March 8, 2013 by oneoveralpha

The Most Powerful Man in the World2

In a few days, I will be publishing my next Kindle minianthology, “The Most Powerful Man in the World and other stories.” When I do, I will make another post with a link to it as well as the blurb, but for now I want to show you the cover, designed by Sandra Giles of Words From Another World.  If that name sounds familiar, it’s because she also designed the cover of my story “Rise.”

Flash Fiction Magazine

Daily Flash Fiction Stories

Defusing Chaos

Because chaos doesn't sort itself out.

SFoxWriting.com

Something For Everyone's Needs

Mr, Mr.

Travel wildly. Dream deeply. live daringly.

Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

Best Differential Diagnosis Book

Stop. Focus. Over.

Silence is violence.

David Gaughran

Let's Get Digital

Eye-Dancers

A site devoted to the Young Adult sci-fi/fantasy novel The Eye-Dancers

ssteinwriting

Author of New Adult and Contemporary Writing

The Evolution of Eloquence

Improving the English language one letter at a time

Book Hub, Inc.

The Total Book Experience

Twenty Somethings

Stories, poems, and things about things.

Read it to absorb my awesomeness

And you will become...awesome

Daily (w)rite

A DAILY RITUAL OF WRITING

- tony.espino -

a human. for now.

On the Homefront

Reflections on life: the funny, poignant, serious and quirky