Monday, April 06, 2009

Nemonymous 9 -- Cern Zoo

I'm excited to announce that I'll be having a story in Nemonymous 9.  My experience with Nemo 7 was great, and I'm very much looking forward to the guessing contests to see if anyone guesses that I wrote the story I did--I feel like this one was definitely written in the spirit of Nemonymous, writing something very different from what I typically write (or at least it seemed that way to me at the time) such that it was almost like I was hiding my own writing identity from myself as I wrote.  I'm tempted to elaborate on that a bit...but I don't want to leave too many clues as to which story is mine, so I'll leave it at that.  I'm looking forward to seeing the anthology--probably in August.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Twitter serial at Thaumatrope

This month my serial story--of a Prospero-like wizard who is far less powerful than he imagines himself to be--will be going up 140 characters at a time at Thaumatrope.  It's a little more accepting of the standard ideas of a wizard than what I tend to write, but I wanted to build on and play with those kind of expectations here.  I see the narrator as a bit of a rogue at first, though in editing the work so it worked better as a whole, some of that rogue-ish-ness was lost.  But it still informs how I see his development.  So you can just check Thaumatrope everday all month and see both the serial and the various stand-alone tweets (and it's been fun to see how the many writers involved have told their stories in such compressed form), or you can go to the link dedicated just to the serial, which is called #WorldAsh.  I'll also recommend the serials that have proceeded mine, Jeremiah Tolbert's #futureJer and Alethea Kontis's #DrGnome.

This was a fun experiment to write, a very different kind of way to tell a story.