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

taking leave

How and why we take our leave from a place can define who we become - and it can make us unreliable narrators of our own lives.  ebszabo Write the character who has lived here, beginning with the moment they walk away. Capture the ways in which memory (back-story) is influenced by their reason for leaving, … Continue reading taking leave

frozen

A metaphor is an implied comparison between two things that are unlike each other but have something in common. When used with restraint, metaphor is an economical way of conveying depth and complexity without ‘telling’ your reader what to think. Think about how an eggshell conveys fragility, an icicle conveys chill, or a shredder conveys … Continue reading frozen

first light and bad love

The Sun coming up is an illusion so convincing that, though we know it is the Earth's motion that causes the Sun to appear on the horizon, we persist in calling it 'sunrise'. This is because we on earth are in a rotating reference frame. Something that I don't fully understand. But I think it might … Continue reading first light and bad love

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

who would?

Who lives here? Who swims here? Write their story, teach us how to believe this pool is just perfect.  photo: Jonathan Hogue   Start with the summer afternoon when someone decided to fill the empty milk bottles and put them to use. Take us through the days to winter, convince us it was a good idea to … Continue reading who would?