Hi, not sure if this is the right place to ask, I tried MetaChat, too, but there was a thread I now can't find, it was about science fiction writers and the problem with writing from a place of omniscience when writing this time of science fiction.
Anyone know what I'm talking about. I wanted to read it during lunch, can't find it!
What do lights
in the sky
, the Chelyabinsk meteor
, a flood in South Dakota in 1972
, a Cowboy Church
, and potato scabies
all have in common? [more inside]
Can someone point me to a post (in ask.me I think) that featured examples of good science-fiction in non-Western Europe settings? [more inside]
Is there much in the way of comment fiction? Has anyone collected it? Thinking about things like this
As part of a test of the beta version of a Web project I've been working on, MeFites The Whelk
and robocop is bleeding
are going to throw down in a half-hour no-words-barred fiction writing battle next Tuesday at Fiction Fights
! [more inside]
Anyone up for NaNoWriMo
? National Novel Writing Month begins in just a week: participants devote the month of November to a 50,000 word blitz. Here's a thread where MeFites can share past experiences and future intentions. [more inside]
Update-filter: Interactive fiction Flash Game The Curfew
, mentioned and discussed at length in this now-closed post
is out of beta and actually playable. Also, have you noticed how much dystopian sci-fi is set in 2027? It's the new 2019!
I asked a question in AskMe
about a story I'm writing, now the story is pretty much finished, and I'd like to share -- just in case anyone is interested. But I'm not sure how. [more inside]
In the recent thread
on the pitfalls of writing realistic LGBT characters, I stated
how I didn't feel the "predatory gay man" trope was completely out of line given how I had encountered such people in real life. Great nastiness ensued. [more inside]
Do you write long-form fiction? Do you live in New York? Let's start a writers' group. [more inside]
My AskMe from this morning
was answered beautifully, with depth and consideration. As it is right now, at 20:07 EST, it is a beautiful little anthology on How to Read. I would shamelessly nominate it for the sidebar.
Announcing the Metafilter Short Fiction Anthology! Previously suggested
, the Metafilter Short Fiction Anthology is a chance for all us writer-type or vaguely-writer-type Mefites to get together and write write write! We'll be taking a "Thieves' World
" approach to our writing with each story in the Anthology taking place in a setting first posited
by Mefi's Own L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg
and then fleshed out
by himself and members of the Mefi community. All who are interested are encouraged to join in! [more inside]
is a great question but it didn't include the obligatory "For the purposes of a work of fiction..." disclaimer to keep it from being deleted as hypothetical filter.
Would adding a feature to upload original stories similar to Mefi Music be of interest to anyone?
So, pace this post
, I'm looking for good books (fiction or non, but prefer fiction) with modern-day Israel as the primary setting. Recommendations?
: Please click on the link at least once *before* filling up the thread with stupid comments. In this case, the poster (matteo) merely quotes pieces of a work of fiction
before delmoi and TargetPractice jump in with knees in full-jerk mode.
It's not a hoax, it's fiction.
Marquis has apologized for any potential offense, and hey, it was cleverly done. Going forward, is a "fictional" post more appropriate for a blog? Does this exploit the membership for one's own purposes, however artistic? (But don't all
posts do that?) Or is it a question of trust?
Help! Help! I'm being oppressed!