February 2018-Free Scifi Writing Prompt

These are the type of scifi writing prompts you’ll see in my upcoming scifi writing prompt releases in 2018.

This robot baby looks like the star of a scifi horror to me. It was meant to measure the
microbes on carpets.

This Incredibly Creepy Robot Baby Shows How Disgusting Your Carpet Really Is

You can see which scifi prompts I’m writing up in the Khiatons Monthly/Update mailing list

 

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January 2018-Free Scifi Writing Prompt

These are the type of scifi writing prompts you’ll see in my upcoming scifi writing prompt releases in 2018.

What if this became a sport? Or a nation’s military policy was based on the outcome of this competition and there were passionate interested parties on both sides?

Are Robots Better Pilots? NASA Pits Human Pilot vs. AI And Here’s What Happened

You can see which scifi prompts I’m writing up in the Khiatons Monthly/Update mailing list

A Fantastic Start to the New Year for January 4, 2018

This is a cute custom in real life but what if a rare delicacy was needed to assure a good year in a fantasy story and the task was assigned to a hero? If you want to make it epic perhaps the meal is needed to appease a capricious supernatural patron?

New Year’s Day: Good Luck Foods for the New Year

Shelton Sharpe may not be the most powerful of magicians, but he is the shiftiest!

 

Changes in Khiatons Monthly Writing Prompt Features in 2018

There will only be one prompt each per month, though written up more fully than in the past. My recent purchase of KDP Rocket has inspired changes to my scifi and fantasy writing prompts features.

I still regularly scan trending news for story ideas and will share what I find in indie published books that KDP Rocket says should have a market. These will be written up and include links to the material. I don’t mind giving away ideas because some of the ones I come up with would make for interesting reading but aren’t ones I want to write myself.

I believe I should have a booklet ready to put out in a month because there are ideas I don’t post that are worthwhile but don’t have a convenient Youtube video to illustrate them. I will include links for articles that inspired the story ideas in the booklets. However, only the writing prompts posted on the Khiatons WordPress.com page will have an embedded Youtube video.

I’m doing this both as a test of KDP Rocket and because it would be good to have some compensation for my work. The free scifi and fantasy monthly prompts will be to assure any readers that the booklets have worthwhile information.

I enjoy reading popular books but I believe basing story ideas on trending articles instead of popular books leads to more original work or injects some fresh material into your templates if you’re writing to market but need to mix things up. I’ll still scan trending articles no matter what, but it’s a good public service to curate them for fellow authors, and being compensated for it may help underwrite my own writing.

Fantastic Christmas Gifts it’d be Cool to See in New Fantasy Stories for December 7, 2017

Here are some suggestions for “fantastic” Christmas gifts. Maybe these international Christmas dinners will be a springboard for your own unique menu? A seal stone with the best art of the Bronze Age. What if someone bought a tropical island with its own lost city? Perhaps someone would want to dramatize the world’s first toast in a historical fantasy?

here’s some visuals and worldbuilding details to help you flesh out these ideas

Book Review: George Lucas, A Life by Brian Jay Jones

4 out of 5

George seems to be a talented visual storyteller. He knows how to craft engaging images, but is almost lost when he has to create a movie that requires a plot
and not just pretty images. He works best when he’s got people to collaborate with and fill in his gaps as long as he takes their advice. This became less common when he got older and more established thus the interesting but less engaging Star Wars prequels. Being able to assemble and overlook creative teams is a good skillset but is not one that most artists can emulate. I didn’t find what I wanted from this book, but it was interesting to get this glimpse into his work methods, and his fans may want to read this to satisfy their curiosity.