Tag: science fiction

Call for Story Submissions: PSYCHOPOMPS (An Anthology)

I am excited to announce Misch Masch Press‘ first anthology, which will be published this fall. If you are a writer (or aspire to be), I hope you will send in a story for consideration. Here are all the sordid details! What Are Psychopomps? ‘Psychopomp’ is a real term (I did not make it up!) and refers to any being, creature, or essence which … Read More Call for Story Submissions: PSYCHOPOMPS (An Anthology)

A Few Stunning Quotes About Imagination

In my experience, imagination is an important part of mental and spiritual well-being. It’s also rather handy for writing fiction! Here are a few quotes about imagination that inspired me this week… I write fantasy because it’s there.  I have no other excuse for sitting down for several hours a day indulging my imagination.  Daydreaming.   Thinking up imaginary people, impossible places.  Imagination is … Read More A Few Stunning Quotes About Imagination

Highlights from LTUE 2015: Why I Love Writing Conferences!

As a writer, I’ve learned to love the conference scene. Actually, I’m completely drained by large social gatherings–evidence that I am a legitimate introvert. But here’s why I have evolved to deem conferences worthy of the energy expenditure! This list is in context of a few highlights from Life, the Universe, and Everything 2015 (LTUE), a symposium for speculative fiction authors, which was absolutely awesome … Read More Highlights from LTUE 2015: Why I Love Writing Conferences!

My Panelist Schedule for Life, the Universe and Everything (LTUE) 2015

This has been a busy couple of weeks, but in the best way–with awesome spec fic conventions! Last week was so rewarding because I got to be a part of Salt Lake ComicCon FanX 2015. This week, I am excited to be a part of the Life, the Universe, and Everything symposium (LTUE) 2015. This conference is a great opportunity to meet with authors, filmmakers, … Read More My Panelist Schedule for Life, the Universe and Everything (LTUE) 2015

My Panelist Schedule for Comic Con 2015 #FanX15 in SLC

I am super excited to be a panelist at next week’s Comic Con 2015: Fan Experience in Salt Lake City, Utah. The last couple have been an absolute blast!  For all you writers, my book about how to save your poor wrists while amplifying your hourly word count came out a month ago: HOW TO DICTATE YOUR WRITING LIKE IT’S…2015. The first book in my middle … Read More My Panelist Schedule for Comic Con 2015 #FanX15 in SLC

My Writing Panelist Schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con 2014

Participating as a panelist at the SLC Comic Con Fan Experience (FanX) 2014 earlier this spring was a blast, as was speaking at Fantasy Con 2014 mid-summer.  Now the geekery continues with the autumnal Salt Lake Comic Con 2014, at which I’ll also be a panelist. Basically, Utah creates enough demand to justify a nerd conference once a season. . .at least. Winter? The awesome Life the … Read More My Writing Panelist Schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con 2014

My Schedule for FantasyCon 2014 in SLC – #JoinTheAdventure

I have the opportunity to be a panelist at next week’s FantasyCon 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Naturally, I’m so excited!! My panel centers around my travel and research for HULDUSNOOPS, a middle grade fantasy and mystery series about the Icelandic Huldufólk or “Hidden People” many Icelanders believe in to this day. The first book in the series, THE CASE OF THE SMELLULAR PHONE, is available on … Read More My Schedule for FantasyCon 2014 in SLC – #JoinTheAdventure

How to Write Well-Rounded Female Characters in Speculative Fiction

I was recently on a few Comic Con panels about women in speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, and other genres). One of my favorites was titled, “Women Warriors and Female Shamans—How to Avoid Stereotypes in Writing”. I loved hearing from my fellow-panelists as well as audience members. It was super cool! This week, I’m publishing a series of blog posts about how to write whole … Read More How to Write Well-Rounded Female Characters in Speculative Fiction

My Schedule for Comic Con 2014: Fan Experience in SLC

I am super excited to be a panelist at next week’s Comic Con 2014: Fan Experience in Salt Lake City, Utah. You’ll notice my participation spans a couple genres. That’s just how I roll.  For example, my series THE SALT SHEEN PARADOX, is a sci fi time travel mystery with a fair dose of romance. The first book in the series, AVIATRIX, is available on Amazon. I’ll keep … Read More My Schedule for Comic Con 2014: Fan Experience in SLC

Steampunk Lite – Writer Cindy Grigg on the Sci Fi Subgenre

My personal taste for the aesthetic should be termed Steampunk Lite. I like brushing by it, picking up traces of it on my plotline or characters, but I don’t actually want steampunk in its full manifestation. Here’s why. Steampunk as an aesthetic is more a fabulous concentration of things than it is unique, which makes it hard to define. That’s also actually why I … Read More Steampunk Lite – Writer Cindy Grigg on the Sci Fi Subgenre

Science Fictional Turned Factual

Today I read a fun article by Donna Dickens titled 27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012. It’s the whole gist of sci fi enthusiasm, to wonder what it would be like for the fictional to be factual. Some things on this list totally surprised me, as in, I had no idea they were scientific realities. Most things on this list naturally made me … Read More Science Fictional Turned Factual