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5 Ways to Come Up With Great Story Ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by pamyla floyd Dec 22, 2016. 18 Replies

We all have a million excellent ideas for stories, but, without fail, they magically disappear the minute we sit down to write. It seems impossible, but it happens constantly. Hours are wasted…Continue

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View this email with images »22ND ANNUAL EDITION2013 Guide to Literary AgentsThe Most Trusted Guide for Finding an Agent…Continue

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See the Universe (on a budget)

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Intellectual Property Rights for Books Explained

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The World According to Superheroes

A collection of essays on superheroes, comics, and speculative media culture written by Thaddeus Howze in his identity as the Answer-Man.
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The World According to Superheroes

A collection of essays on superheroes, comics, and speculative media culture written by Thaddeus Howze in his identity as the Answer-Man.
Dec 11, 2017
Thaddeus commented on James G Goodridge's blog post A speculative writers search for ideas and characters : The strange world of Rollo Ahmed
"Great piece of historical lore! It could use a bit of editing if you plan on putting it out into the world at large. "
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About Me:
Thaddeus Howze is a prolific writer of speculative fiction, scientific, technical and cultural commentary from his office in Hayward, California.

Thaddeus' speculative fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals. He has published two books, 'Hayward's Reach' (2011), a collection of short stories and 'Broken Glass' (2013) an urban fantasy novella starring his favorite paranormal investigator, Clifford Engram.

Thaddeus works as a writer and editor for two magazines, the Good Men Project, a social men's magazine as well as for Krypton Radio, a sci-fi enthusiast media station and website. He is also a freelance journalist for Polygon.com and Panel & Frame magazine. Thaddeus is the co-founder of Futura Science Fiction Magazine and one of the founding members of the Afrosurreal Writers Workshop in Oakland.

Before his career reinvention as a writer, Thaddeus was a technology executive who worked in the Bay Area as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Services for John F. Kennedy University. He was also an adjunct instructor of Computer Science and the technology manager of the Computer Science department at Laney College.

Thaddeus' career in information technology spanned two decades and included network design, desktop publishing, educational curriculum design and industry-related coaching.

In his identity as The Answer-Man he answers questions about science fiction, media culture, movies, anime, comics and superheroes all over the Internet. He has appeared on a variety of podcasts and convention panels as a comic historian and inspirational writing coach promoting Afrofuturism and speculative fiction writing.
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The Gathering Storm

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At 1:24pm on August 13, 2015, Valjeanne Jeffers said…

Hi, Thaddeus just wanted you to know I'm reading Broken Glass and loving it! Hurry up and write book II :)

At 6:43pm on March 20, 2012, Claudia Alexander said…

Thanks!  I just joined about 24 hours ago. Seems like I've seen you before on other blogs.  I'll be wracking my brain to figure it out (grins). Do you watch tennis?

At 5:29pm on October 9, 2011, H. Wolfgang Porter said…
Hey! Where's the rest of 'Hyde'?
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Greetings, thanks for the add. : )
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Thanks for the add!
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I've visited some of your sites before. Deep thinking, gifted sci-fi writer. Count me as one of your fans. Thanks for the invite.
At 11:58am on November 6, 2010, Nicole Givens Kurtz said…
Bravo on your word count. Thanks for the leg up the other night too. I'm now at 1400 words or there bouts...
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Thanks for the add.
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I do commissions. What do you have in mind?
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Cult of Nihilists...

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Doppelgänger...

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Ultra-bright X-rays...

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Overview: Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory

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The upgrade of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory will make it…
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Initial posting

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I would give an intricate, wordy introduction, but there are some hinderances. I am currently realm-building for a debut series, but life has a way of taking priority. One day, I will have the availability I need. My next one will be more detailed, rest assured.

Disaster Hypocrisy...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 15, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

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Mexico won’t pay for President Trump’s border wall. But Northern Californians might.

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3D Topological Insulators...

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Post Apocalypse...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 11, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

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Donald J. Trump is a a carefully-crafted public fiction. I have said this for years, and stand by that assertion. A headline from Newsweek: "…
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ONYXCON SANKOFA 2019 - Saturday and Sunday February 16-17

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Hobbled Hubble...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 10, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

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Yet another casualty: science. The NSF, NOAA and other related sites are…
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Earth's AT-ATs...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 9, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

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