Starting Point: Dragon’s Blood
"It's dead," said Rutani. "For now."
Starting Point: Out of Options
Captain Kwon clenched his fist and brought it down hard against the padded armrest of his
Starting Point: The Drifter
Luca stared at the unconscious figure lying next to him. The man wore a purple desert
New Worlds Project – An Interview With Kim Smouter
I caught up with Kim Smouter - one of the humans responsible for both the original
Your Undiscovered Country
The following article was written by author Tom Julian. Thanks for the advice Tom! There comes
Hemingway – A Simple Editing Tool for Simple Prose
Rather than criticizing you for your technical errors, Hemingway instead gives you hints on how to
Starting Point: His Holiness and the Egg
Today, His Majesty The Great Listener is emerging from his isolation chamber to make a speech,
Starting Point: G-G-G-Ghosts?
"Astute responding. Go ahead Recon 4."
Starting Point: Decisions, Decisions
Time was slowly running out. Grayson had to decide on a course of action.
Starting Point: Captain, Sweetie
"You brought me down from the ship for this? It looks like a bloody tree."
Starting Point: The Battle of Grettsburg
On a cold Saturday morning, the familiar sound of a sonic boom echoed throughout the sky...
New Sci-Fi Character Name Generator
A new tool to help you name the human characters in your sci-fi stories.
Science Fiction Doesn’t Have to be Believable?
Though I admit I’ve written series of sci-fi novels where scientific accuracy takes a back seat
Top 5 Worldbuilding Must-Haves
What if you work on your world for weeks, write dozens of spreadsheets or notes, create
Starting Point: Dawn City
Jay had seen the colony from each of these three high vantage points before, but the
Artifexian – Color in Fictional Settings
How to use colors in an interesting way to help transform the worldbuilding process.
Starting Point: The Aksu Nomad
The first nomad was reported in western China, near the city of Aksu on the old
Starting Point: Gardeners of Paradise
This week’s story starting point is a response to all the recent talk about utopian sci-fi.
Starting Point: The Impossible Man
I was halfway to Proxima when the Visitor arrived, and already halfway through my last bottle
Story Idea: New Neighbors by John H Reiher
Devi Theld was working on the next crew roster, currently the crew was not working at