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AYAM CURTAIN: My take on worldbuilding

… And Basic Things to Remember When June asked me to write a blog post about worldbuilding, I was quite surprised, because I am not an authority on worldbuilding. Seriously, there are tons of worldbuilding articles and blog posts that are far better than my meagre knowledge of the subject. I did conduct a workshop … Continue reading

AYAM CURTAIN: Writing Very Short Stories

“For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” * Hemingway considered the six-word masterpiece above one of his best works. When it comes to storytelling, less is sometimes more, particularly in this age of short attention spans, suffused with multi-tab browsing and thoughts packed into 140 characters. 100-word drabbles, 1000-word flash fiction, Wired’s selection of six-word stories … Continue reading


It’s been a while since this blog was updated, but exciting things are going on in the local spec fic scene, hopefully a herald of more to come. Calls for submission! A couple of open calls for local spec fic anthologies are ongoing. First, there’s FISH EATS LION, an anthology edited by Jason Erik Lundberg. … Continue reading