If humanity every made the endangered species list, who would be the ones adding us to it?
Today's story takes us back to the Myth and Science universe a few weeks before the events of "Flight from Mab's Castle." You don't need to be familiar with the universe to understand the story though.
You may also find the audio version here.
Have you tried to compare things only to get confused as to whether you should put more in front of the adjective or add "er" to the end of it? If so, you aren't alone. A lot of people have difficulty deciding on the proper way to use the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. In fact, it's such a common problem, it's a frequent source of frustration for editors and English teachers alike. That's why I'm covering them in this week's Back to Basics post.
Today's story joins Steven, Evie, and the kids six years after the events of Warning Tremors through The Quiet Pause in the Icarus universe. You don't have to be familiar with the Icarus universe for it to make sense though.
You can also listen to the audio version of this story or the Icarus Universe Playlist to get all the flash fictions in chronological order.
Hello again everyone. A new year has begun, and you know what that means. There's a new year and a new quarter, so it's time to see how I did in 2016's last quarter and set new goals for the coming year and quarter.
Once again, my results are kind of a mixed bag. I did really well reaching some goals, and some I didn't. That's just life though, I suppose. So let's take a look.
Hey look! I can write a flash fiction set in the Yekara Universe that doesn't have spoilers. Yay!
Today's flash fiction is set roughly twelve years or so before Right of Succession.
When and why should you begin a new paragraph when writing? It’s one of those basic writing skills that can still be tricky off and on for even experienced writers. While the rules are fairly simple for formal writing, the added freedom when composing fiction can cause a bit of confusion.
Back in the Supers Universe this week, and this time, we're back with Stanley and his family several weeks after the events of "Emergence."
Looking back over the year is something I'm always wary about doing. I'm one of those people who set overly ambitious goals at the start of each new year, and I'm inevitably disappointed when I look back at those goals.
I did make goals for the year back in January. I managed to grow a full garden, and I've gotten close to a couple of others. But that's about it. I didn't manage to publish TIP as I wanted, and I haven't even started the prewriting process on the second Yekara novel let alone have it roughed. I'm a good thirty pounds away from the weight loss goal I'd set. Still, I have made progress.
Believe it or not, this week's story is set back in the Myth & Science universe again just a few hours after the events of "Fateful Meeting."
It did go 150 words or so over the usual limit, but it worked so well, I decided to keep it. I'll be extra careful not to "cheat" next week.
Once again, today’s topic is one where errors tend to make me cringe. It’s to the point where C. L. makes subject verb agreement or comparatives errors on purpose to pick at me because he finds the faces I make in response hilarious. However, these kinds of mistakes irk me for a different reason than negative concord (double negatives) like we spoke about last time.
Each language has its own unique rhythm. The spoken word has been compared to music for good reason. Listening to someone speak well or reading a bit of good writing aloud plays over the ear like a melody. In that context, grammatical errors stick out like sour notes.
At least to my ears, mistakes with subject verb agreement and comparatives sound more like a woodwind squawking than a simple wrong note.
The Icarus Project
Rough Draft Progress
Myth & Science Collection
Yekara Series Book 2
Icarus Trilogy Book 2
Yekara Series Book 3
Myth & Science Collection 2
Intent Only at this Time
Icarus Trilogy Book 3
Supers Collection 2
Intent Only at this Time
Yekara Series Book 4