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A Far Out Fantastic Site · 2W ago

Free Comic Book Day and ‘Circa’ Print Edition Update

Credit: Pixabay.comThis Saturday I have to find a way to squeese in my writing projects so I can celebrate Free Comic Book Day. So if you’re shocked to see this post out earlier than usual, ...
A Far Out Fantastic Site · 3W ago

Lightning News Flashes: Sci fi, Fantasy & Racism; World-building ‘The Circle’

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get together a bigger story for this week’s post like I had hoped. So here are some more lightning news flashes, or lightning flash non-fiction, with links to ...
A Far Out Fantastic Site · 4W ago

Lightning Flash Non-Fiction: Writing; Dr. Who & March for Science; American Gods; YouTube Find

Credit: Pixabay.comI was desperately and futilely looking for a topic for this evening’s post but couldn’t think of anything. So I decided to go with news bits or, what I like to call, light...
A Far Out Fantastic Site · 1M ago

The Tedious Job of Copying and Pasting to a Manuscript Template

Pasting my draft of “Circa Sixty Years Dead” to the manuscript template for the print edition is taking a little longer than I thought it would. I didn’t realise how tedious it would be to c...
A Far Out Fantastic Site · 1M ago

How To Rid a Book Template of Chapters; No-Fool’in Book Giveaway

I wish this were only an April Fool’s joke: the print edition of “Circa Sixty Years Dead” is not ready. Earlier in the week I started transferring the story to the manuscript template but th...
A Far Out Fantastic Site · 1M ago

Choosing Fonts and Wordprocessing Software

Credit: Pixabay.comA couple of weeks ago, I was about to format the print version of “Circa Sixty Years Dead” but ran into a software compatibility problem. When I tried transferring the tex...
A Far Out Fantastic Site · 2M ago

Trump Supporters Angry With 'High Castle'’s Fictional Radio Program

io9.com announced Friday that Tweets about a fictional pirate radio show based on the Amazon streaming TV series, The Man In The High Castle, angered several Republicans and Trump supporters...
A Far Out Fantastic Site · 2M ago

The Machine is Robbing the Book Cover Artist

Credit: Pixabay.comIt looks like I’m going to have to outsource for the photographic version to the cover of “Circa Sixty Years Dead”. I tried getting together a digital cover during the wee...
A Far Out Fantastic Site · 2M ago

Guest-blogging On Fiction Writing, RPGs and LARPs

I apologise for not posting last week. I was unusually busy with other things. But this week author Christine Rains has been very kind to allow me to guest-blog at her site. Because my post ...
A Far Out Fantastic Site · 3M ago

Keeping Your Story Ideas In a Journal

The question many authors, myself included, get tired of hearing from people is “Where do you get your ideas?” Neil Gaiman said in a talk that Harlan Ellison used to answer the question by s...