Submitted by Douglas Smith on Wed, 2008/01/09 - 10:39pm
Maybe it comes during a panel at a convention, or at a party, or in an interview. But if you're a writer, sooner or later someone will ask you that question:
"Where do you get the ideas for your stories?"
It is both the single most common question asked of writers and the one that puzzles writers the most. And our answers, I think, usually puzzle our questioners just as much.
I can explain the problem.
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Mon, 2008/01/07 - 8:40pm
Well, one of my stories, at least.
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Wed, 2008/01/02 - 11:11pm
My story "Enlightenment," which first appeared in the UK SF magazine, InterZone, in 2004, will be reprinted in early 2008 in the upcoming anthology Desolate Places from Hadley Rille Books in the US.
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Fri, 2007/12/28 - 5:09pm
My dark fantasy story "The Dancer at the Red Door" first appeared in 2007 in the DAW anthology UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS (editors Julie Czerneda and Jana Paniccia). The story inspired the artwork for the anthology's gorgeous cover (click on the thumbnail at the left to see the cover). Read the story here. This story is eligible to be nominated for the 2008 Hugo Award and the 2008 Aurora Award (Canada). Give it a read and, if you enjoyed it, please consider nominating. To learn how to nominate for the Aurora Award, click here. To learn how to nominate for the Hugo Award, click here.
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Fri, 2007/12/14 - 10:18pm
The award-winning UK magazine, Postscripts, will be publishing my novelette "Doorways" in 2008, likely in the summer. The story is a dark SF tale of love, revenge, and a house where it's easier to get in than to get out.