Did you know that many of your favourite Pagan authors write fiction too? And did you know that there’s a lot of great fiction out there written by Pagan authors? Pagans have unique perspectives to offer to the world of fiction, from a deep understanding of ancient mythologies to unique character relationships that break the standard mould.
I’m pleased to announce that on Sunday, March 12, I’m hosting a Facebook event to bring Pagan fiction writers and readers together.
Source: Pagan Fiction Authors Coming Together!
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It seems that I’ve been hearing an awful lot about pulp fiction, especially pulp sci-fi, recently! All of a sudden it’s like everyone’s talking about it! As I’ve mentioned, I’m doing some writing for the Tales of the Stellar Deep RPG, which is clearly rooted in pulp sci-fi and horror. All of a sudden people are discovering Conan, Andre Norton, and Edgar Rice Burroughs again. Doctor Who is in a Renaissance of fandom. Just today I discovered that Tor Books is doing a giveaway of an Allen Steele book on Goodreads, Avengers of the Moon, which is described point blank as “pulp-inspired.”
I think we may be tired of “grim for grim’s sake” in our literature; certainly there’s enough to keep us busy in politics and economics if we want grim things to discuss! Perhaps just like people in the Depression and the War Eras, we’ve had so much of our fill of the grimness of the world that we’d rather take our minds off things for a while, and read about heroic deeds of daring-do, where we know the hero has to survive because otherwise would would happen in the next book? Maybe we’ve had enough adventure in our lives now that we have finally gotten over the idea that “darker” means “more sophisticated” and therefore “better.”
I love pulp science fiction! So many things that have become so important to the genre originated in those little pulp books! I would love it if this were true!
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This weekend at the By Any Means Necessary Author Takeover I offered up a contest giveaway: And the winner is: Jeff Russell! Winning Quote: “You should learn to live as if you didn’t exist.” ~ from Once Upon a Time in the West. Other Entries: “Well, you’re a romantic bastard, I’ll give you that.” ~ […]
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Just a reminder that this great community indie author event is happening RIGHT NOW! Come join a plethora of awesome authors for fun, sneak peaks, contests and giveaways! (I’ll be on tonight at 11:30 pm to 12:3o am). 🙂
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With the upcoming release of my Wyrd West Chronicles, I’ll be participating in an indie fiction authors’ event to share our work and promote community-building! By Any Means Necessary is a Facebook takeover event where writers post about their work and what drives them to write for a scheduled period of time. I’m scheduled for 11:30 pm this coming Monday night (Feb. 13) to 12:30 am Tuesday morning (Valentine’s Day: share the love!) PST but I encourage you to tune in any time over the three days to meet and greet a variety of independent authors!
Join us for three days in celebrating what community truly means. A place where we share ideas, laugh with each other and strive to bring joy to our lives by any means necessary. No matter anyone’s marketing style or connection to others, we want to remind everyone why we coexist in the indie world together.
Yes, there are grueling days where sometimes we lose sight of what being an indie truly means. Sometimes we have to take giant leaps to discover what it is that makes our fan base tick. There are some days where maybe we need the extra income just to get by. For the next three days, we want to remind everyone the joy this community brings.
This event is open to anyone who wants to share their work by either giveaways or simply posting teasers. Either way, we all must remember to love the art of writing and remain humble to the ones who give us the time out of their busy days to enjoy our work.
Find the event HERE!
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My playlist for writing my near-future space thriller The Cloud. A lot of the music in this list is suspenseful as opposed to action-oriented to capture the mood.
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