A Little Love to Go Around: Six Word Love Stories

So, I’ve done six word sci-fi stories and six word sci-fi/fantasy in the past, but here are six word love stories. As always, you’re welcome to join in and leave your own six word stories in the comments. Continue reading

Writing Prompt: State of Desire

Okay, folks. I have a writing prompt for you. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with cheesy titles for romance novels taking place in your home state.

For example, I hail from the wintry north of New Hampshire, so here are my NH romance novel titles: Continue reading

Writing Prompt: The Talk

With all of the on-screen and off-screen steamy sex scenes, sexual tension, and shipping fodder in the literary world, it’s probably a good thing to know what your character is attracted to and what their romantic/sexual history is. However, fewer writers address what their character knows about sex or how they learned it. Many a YA/children’s book or memoir has been devoted to the awkward stage that is (pre-)puberty and one’s first (attempts at a) sexual encounter, but it seems largely neglected in speculative fiction, save for the occasional body horror story, supernatural transformation/gene/power activation parallel, or anything by Tamora Pierce.

This is especially important in fiction with historical, secondary world, or futuristic settings, as it is a key aspect of life and so a key aspect of worldbuilding. Thus, in the vein of that infamous Hogwarts Sex Ed fanfic and Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation, I propose writing a scene in which your characters gets The Talk or a talk or otherwise discovers Their Changing Body and what this whole sex thing is about anyway. Continue reading

One Small Sentence for Man, One Giant Leap for Procrastination

The other day, Tor.com posted on Facebook about six word Fantasy/Sci-Fi stories, prompting all manner of creative responses in the comments. I went ahead and tried my hand at it. Here are a few I came up with. I encourage any and all of you to leave your own in the comments. I’d love to see what you come up with. Continue reading