I’m excited to introduce Grant Price, author of By the Feet of Men. In this new dystopian horror story, disastrous climate changes and radiation have ravaged Earth, and humankind’s future depends on a convoy of supply truck drivers. … More Five Questions: Grant Price, author of By the Feet of Men
I’m now recruiting “beta” readers for all three books in The Future History of the Grail, titled Fall of the Green Land, War for the Green Land, and Return of the Green Land. … More Beta readers needed for The Future History of the Grail
You’re a science fiction or literary writer. You know climate change is important, but you’re unsure about what story to tell. Here’s some prompts to get you thinking. … More 10 extra writing prompts for stories about climate change
In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, a scenario came to pass straight from a science fiction writing prompt. The air above the industrial city of Wuhan, China, the first epicenter of the global outbreak, emptied of pollution. … More How to write about climate change in a time of coronavirus and racism
The coronavirus pandemic has upset nearly every person’s life, but nothing really has changed on the longer-term threat to humanity, climate change. As a writer, I’ve specialized in putting climate change themes in my fiction, but I haven’t touched the pandemic, at least not yet. … More Writers, here’s a chance to publish your pandemic climate fiction
It’s exciting when you get two pieces of great news in the same week. … More A new short story is published; another award from a prestigious contest
Wired for Story explains storytelling in the context of brain science and human evolution. For me, it clarified some of the truisms of writing, while shedding light on why storytelling matters. … More Review: What science teaches writers about storytelling
I’m thrilled to report what I consider to be one of my best successes on the writing contest circuit. My short story, The Pupfish of Miracle Spring, made the short list of ten finalists in The End of Our World contest, managed by Aftermath Magazine, which is based in The Netherlands. The contest drew more … More One of my stories makes a contest’s short list in a field of 1,400
A new sub-genre of science fiction—climate fiction—has taken hold. Read these 14 lesser-known climate fiction novels and anthologies. … More Read these 14 lesser-known climate fiction novels and anthologies
I was thrilled to work with podcasters Ben Franke and Marie Kammerer-Franke on two episodes of their epic Indie Beginning podcast, which features independent authors, such as myself. They recently published two podcasts related to my work. The first podcast was a reading of chapter one of Carbon Run, the first full-length novel in my … More Download the podcast of Carbon Run, chapter one
My Five Questions series is back after a hiatus, and I’m excited to present the answers of Cai Emmons, author of a fascinating new novel, Weather Woman. Climate change plays a big role in this story of a young broadcast meteorologist who discovers a unique talent: she can not only predict the weather, she can … More Five Questions: Cai Emmons, author of Weather Woman
Use these global warming writing prompts to spark your narrative imagination. … More 10 more writing prompts for stories about climate change
One of my stories is published in the new anthology, After the Orange: Ruin and Recovery. … More One my stories is in a new anthology, After the Orange, about a post-Trump world.
Here’s some writing prompts inspired by the changes to our planet caused by rising temperatures. … More 10 writing prompts to help you write stories about climate change
Is “preachiness” a problem for climate fiction writers? … More Do climate fiction writers suffer from “preachiness” syndrome?
Here’s 10 authors you may not have read, but whom offer amazing and thoughtful stories about a warmed future. … More 10 amazing authors who put climate change into their novels
Climate change is the new normal. Frequent torrential rains, extended heat waves, and Category 5 hurricanes affect readers more and more often, and writers need to reflect these experiences in their short stories and novels. How do you incorporate long-term, usually invisible trends in your romances, adventures, mysteries, and other genre fiction, as well as … More Nine ways to help you start writing climate fiction today
A writer’s settings are like stages for actors. The places and landscapes influence how characters interact and evolve over the course of the story. … More Three reasons why you should put climate change in your next novel
I’ve been thrilled with the response to my novelette, The Mother Earth Insurgency. If you’re curious about the story, here’s the first one thousand words. … More The first one thousand words of The Mother Earth Insurgency
I was hooked by the BBC America television series The Last Kingdom, but the hook is loosening and I may spit it out. … More Grow or die: What happens when a story’s protagonist doesn’t change?