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1 / DEPLORABLE WORLD
A story written with no plan or script through nano-chapters using the prompts from #vss365 #AmWriting #SunScribbles #SunWIP #SciFi #Satsplat #BadWordSat
#Swim steady and firm”, 15 yr old David told the others. They had been prepared. Their go-bags had the clothes approved by Deplorables and they had a small list of safe-houses in the mainland. All the adults in the island died do make their escape possible. #vss365 #AmWriting
In the mainland, it was safer to marry the kids to each other. They would live with their assigned parents according to the fake identity genealogy. What used to be known as the #cycle of abuse had been normalized. They had to blend in and hide in plain sight. #vss365 #AmWriting
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Great tools on character relationships in this episode of @WritingExcuses.
From @howardtayler: 2 examples of power in character relationships are Personal Power and Position Power. Personal Pwr comes from charisma and social worth within the group. Position Power comes from the hierarchical structure of the organization. #writing #scifi
Inteteresting conflict arises when a character believes their Personal Pwr grants them Positional Pwr (the popular guy who acts like the boss). Or when a character believes their Positional Pwr grants them Personal Pwr (the boss that thinks she's everyone's friend) #writingadvice
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#INSPIRATION: The cool The alien world of WAYNE BARLOWE. #scifi #art #alien ( from his book Expedition )
More alien creatures from WAYNE BARLOWE's Expedition.
Really loving his thumbnail researches too..
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Here's a guaranteed way for #Writing Contest Jurors to ruin an #emergingwriter's day: tweet to your followers (some of whom have to be thinking of entering the contest you're judging) that you're not a fan of certain kinds of stories, so maybe it's best if they "skip this one..."
...bc being an #emergingwriter isn't hard enough. It isn't hard enough that there already is a magical/frustrating subjectiveness and unpredictability to contests, and that entering one is an act of #faith, yet maybe your surprising story will be the one to enchant the jurors...
...nor is it a challenge to come up with the contest fee, which is usually significant, because you think your story's great and might have a shot, even though it's got #scifi or #specfic elements, because you've been inspired in the past by unexpected and genre-bending work...
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Since we have a week to fill until #BlackPanther I'll kick off an #AfrofuturismShortFilmFestival of black scifi, magical realism and horror. First up is PUMZI (2009) directed by @wanuri Kahiu of Kenya. I love this film!
(Use the hashtag to suggest faves.)
Before Daniel Kaluuya was W'Kabi in #BlackPanther or an Oscar-nominated actor for Get Out, he starred in this masterful and heartbreaking short film by @kibwetavares, JONAH (2013). vimeo.com/58646255
#AfrofuturismShortFilmFestival
Before @SterlingKBrown made history with his acting awards or was N'Jobu in #BlackPanther he co-starred in this chilling web series pilot, The Abandon (2012), by @keithjosef
#AfrofuturismShortFilmFestival
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See now I try to get into #scifi series like #ElectricDreams & I see this woman's hair. Jolts me out of suspended disbelief. Jankily braided hair on a middle-aged blonde.
Is there not one black person on your whole crewwhocould explain how jarring it is to see your heritage on someone's head this way?
I'm not even team no-one-else-on-earth-can-wear-braids as there are plenty of exceptions. But what is this supposed to say to us?
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I've been part of the Twitter resistance for a year now. I'm going to share some thoughts about why & how I resist.

Some people may not like some things I say here. I’m sorry for that, but they need to be said. 1 #WhyIResist #HowIResist #RebelScum #TheResistance
Some things in the first year were fun: meeting like-minded people, the #scifi characters, learning how to take effective action. Celebrating #victories like beating the #ACA repeal bills.

A lot of it wasn't fun - the threats of nuclear war, the daily stress of bad news. 2
Follow parties were fun, and a good way to promote a message and raise awareness, connect with other resistors and grow our followings. They had themes and served a purpose and there was about about one a month.  3 #PartyWithAPurpose #trending #amplify #effective
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0. No ‘Indian’ scifi?? Well, here’s some. Putting in one thread the #NWWonFD pieces (so far) on Indian SF (SF frm India/by Indian authors)
1. On the ‘scientifiction’ of Jayant Narlikar who’s(also) written perhaps only scifi tale with test cricket #NWWonFD factordaily.com/science-fictio…
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