Not Speculating Alone. Check. #FridayRecommends

Friday RecommendsI’m off to Imaginarium today! Yay! Our cousin Betty Haley is staying with Mom so I can have a weekend getaway. Not a vacation getaway; a work getaway, being on panels and flogging books. I plan to do a good deal of socializing, too, though. And a certain amount of beer will, no doubt, be drunk by one person or another.

While I’m busy packing, have a look at this coolio article called We Are Not Alone: Listening to the 8.7 Million Other Animals Who Live on Earth. You could spend at least all day following those wonderful links!

Now, maybe you write speculative fiction (sf, fantasy, horror), but you don’t deal with ray guns and brawny swordsmen and monsters so much as you use those tropes to explore deeper questions. You want a lit mag that publishes spec fic, or a spec fic mag that publishes literary fiction. Like Cthulhu in a monocle or sumpin. ANYWAY, here’s a list, and a pretty nifty site, as well: The Review Review.

Now let’s say you’ve written a book, but don’t know how to start marketing it. My pal author April Brown has compiled a printable checklist for ya. Hop on over and thank her!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What could a story about a monster tell your readers about being human?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Not Speculating Alone. Check. #FridayRecommends

  1. Jane

    October 7, 2016 at 8:07am

    Good recommends.
    Have a great time at the CON!
    Wave at me as you go by on the freeway!
    Hint: the Payne St overpass will do!

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