Market Insights: Michael Ray, Redstone Science Fiction

When people find out that I invented a second job for myself by creating an online magazine, they invariably ask, “Why?” Well, now that we’ve been at it a year, the answer’s not simple, but it does have its own logic. My latest day-job is teaching AP History, which is largely about teaching ambitious students…… Continue reading Market Insights: Michael Ray, Redstone Science Fiction

Spec Tech: Conlanging 2 – Sounds and Words

This is the second in a series of posts “live-blogging” the creation of a fictional language from scratch, with the help of our readers.  We plan to construct a functional language one piece at a time, incorporating suggestions and preferences from our audience along the way.  You can read the first post here. — From…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Conlanging 2 – Sounds and Words

The Write-a-Thon Approaches!

Eleven days until our second Write-a-thon begins, and we are close to reaching our target of a hundred writers. We still need a few more writers, and we would love your help not just to reach this milestone but exceed it.  Click here to sign up.  If you want to leave a field blank, just…… Continue reading The Write-a-Thon Approaches!

Writer’s Craft #24 – The Joy of Writing

This week’s guest contributor is Barbara G.Tarn, an indie published author who loves to write. What’s the balance for you between the joy of writing and the need for recognition, audience, income or however else you envision rewards? (Lynda Williams) I started writing in my teens, pre-internet, and in Italy. There were no creative writing…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #24 – The Joy of Writing

Spec Tech: Easy Recipe for Making a Transgenic Human

There are many news reports about gene therapy, about how we may be able to ‘fix’ genetic diseases such as sickle cell anemia, cancer, and cystic fibrosis. Simply put, scientists and doctors are trying to find ways to deliver a rectifying normal gene into a patient. This type of procedure is called somatic cell gene…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Easy Recipe for Making a Transgenic Human