Love and Apocalypse – Externalize Your Inner Apocalypse with Creative Writing

 Available on Amazon. This book is for anyone who wants to use creative writing to feel better by externalizing their inner apocalypse.  Using 25 writing prompts with evocative photographs, readers are encouraged to make meaning of their life experiences by discovering, emphasizing and illuminating changed perspectives. Every character and every story we write, is autobiographical. … Continue reading Love and Apocalypse – Externalize Your Inner Apocalypse with Creative Writing

tilt

Days are longer in the spring, as the Earth’s axis increases its tilt relative to the Sun. ebszabo Climate Fiction (CliFi) is a genre that addresses the ways that climate change is already transforming our world. By anticipating and elaborating on what these changes might mean in the not so distant future, writers of CliFi use … Continue reading tilt

hottest year #clifi

The New York Times reports that 2014 was the hottest year on record surpassing 2010 "planetary warming...poses profound long-term risks to civilization and to the natural world."  photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service It's ten years from now. Deliver the news, as it will be if no remedies are put in place, to Bettles Light and Power … Continue reading hottest year #clifi

pollution is personal

Pollution involves the introduction of waste or contaminants into the natural world, causing adverse and potentially catastrophic changes. Often pollutants are a result of processes or behaviors that generate benefits to some, without regard for consequences to all. Call the act of polluting 'short-sighted' or 'selfish', but changes of heart (and thus behavior) are not inspired by name calling. … Continue reading pollution is personal

the world is flat

Belief is more easily shaped by emotions than by facts. This is why the facts of climate change are so hotly contested. Write to make change.  photo: LosHawlos Writing prompt: Here is a conductor's bag with money changer - create the world ten years from now in which whatever you believe about climate change proves true. Discover … Continue reading the world is flat

truth to fiction

Translating life into fiction can be a way to externalize our inner apocalypse...  photo: Jon Sullivan ...and reading our fiction can lead us to an understanding of what we have locked away. Write about a Thanksgiving that became a turning point in your life, locate it in an exaggerated world of your creation, and animate it with people who enact … Continue reading truth to fiction

the password games

Password was the name of a television game show which first aired in the 1960's. Non-celebrity contestants, teamed with celebrity partners,tried to guess passwords based on clues given by their partners. The game was timed, and if the clue-giver broke the rules by saying part of the password, they lost that round. Winners received cash … Continue reading the password games

thanksgiving in orbit

Speculative Fiction is at its best when based on enough factual details that it feels not only possible, but likely. So imagine, instead of 'over the river and through the woods',living in a world in which traveling to grandmother's house meant leaving from a spaceport to attend Thanksgiving dinner in orbit. Read Ted Talks about … Continue reading thanksgiving in orbit