Writing

Freewrite Traveler, Hands-On at Last!

 Getting the traveler in my hands, my first thought was how surprised I was at the weight, specfically the lack…

October 28, 2020

Can’t Sleep? Journal With ‘The Nocturnal Journal’

Can't sleep? Why not use that time productively and do some self-reflection?

September 5, 2017

Myke Cole: On Historical Diversity and Writing Fiction

Gentleman, scholar, author, Hunter, and cat whisperer Myke Cole talks historical diversity and fiction with GeekMom Shiri.

March 27, 2017

Songwriting With Kids: Holiday Parodies

Be creative with your kids and write a holiday song parody based on a fandom character. Here's a step by…

December 11, 2016

No Midori for Me – Back to Mead

Midoris are dandy, but Dakster has her own system that's cheap and easy.

November 26, 2016

Confessions of a NaNoWriMo Dropout

That's right, I dropped out. Yeah yeah, I know, there's still more than a week left before the end of…

November 22, 2016

NaNoWriMo Tips

If you're participating in NaNoWriMo, you hopefully have an idea by now of what your novel is going to be…

November 2, 2016

The Write Geek: Writing Is Not Hard But Is Hard Work

College writing instructor GeekMom Karen's new weekly series debunks writing myths, helps overcome writing anxiety, and gives tips for the…

September 27, 2016

Celebrating… Punctuation Day (Saturday, 9/24)!

Saturday 9/24 is Punctuation Day! Here is a list of activities to help you celebrate.

September 21, 2016

‘Writing Interactive Fiction With Twine’

Twine is an interactive fiction game creator, and this book is going to help you write your stories.

September 4, 2016

Distraction Free With ‘Write!’

Can you really get distraction free writing with 'Write!' app? Dakster finds out.

August 29, 2016

Allow for Natural Writing Development With Brave Writer

The Brave Writer lifestyle is not only fun and easy to incorporate into your family's routine but it also results…

August 1, 2016

Review: Neo Smartpen N2

Neo Smartpen N2 takes handwriting into the digital world.

July 29, 2016

Inkshares “Hard Science” Winner Announced, New Nerdist Contest Launches June 1

Crowdfunding publishing platform Inkshares has just announced the winner of their "Hard Science" contest. And if you're interested in being…

May 27, 2016

In Defense of Fanfiction

Fanfiction is often scorned in society, but it is so much more than the work of a small minority of…

April 10, 2016

Inkshares Announces ‘Space Opera’ Winner and New ‘Hard Science’ Contest

Inkshares has announced the winner of their "Space Opera" contest as well as the theme of their next contest with…

March 29, 2016

Flipping Tropes: A New Anthology Turns Cliches ‘Upside Down’

This week on Geek Speaks...Fiction! we welcome editors Monica Valentinelli and Jaym Gates to discuss what made them geek out…

March 15, 2016

GeekMom Lisa’s Secret Origin: “Ugly In The Face”

Am I “ugly in the face?” Sometimes I honestly think I am, and sometimes I am happy with how I…

March 6, 2016

It’s Who I Am: Fantasy Author Tim Marquitz Geeks Out About Writing

Urban fantasy author Tim Marquitz joins us this week to talk about writing his Demon Squad series, and what it…

March 1, 2016

Freewrite (Formerly Hemingwrite) Now Available

A preview of the Astrohaus Freewrite portable writing device. Available now.

February 25, 2016

Shoebox Time Machine: Jeff Salyards Geeks Out About the Past

Epic fantasy/Grimdark author Jeff Salyards tells us some of what inspired his acclaimed Bloodsounder's Arc series! Why is the sloth…

February 2, 2016

Inkshares Launches Nerdist/Geek & Sundry Publishing Contest Series

Inkshares is looking for the next great Space Opera for its first of six 2015 contests in collaboration with Nerdist…

February 2, 2016

Spruce up Your Writing With ‘Style: an Anti-Textbook’

Reading through 'Style: an Anti-Textbook', I felt that Lanham was taking us on a tour of writing and style, on…

February 1, 2016

Enjoy Pearls of Wisdom in 'The Writer Who Stayed'

Writing can be a utility, but it can also be an art. The best writers are those who make it…

January 11, 2016

Geeking Out About New Fans

Epic fantasy author Kenny Soward has recently tried his hand at another of his passions, urban fantasy, and as he…

December 27, 2015

Gremlins Galore! Geeking Out About Hideously Adorable Sidekicks

Steampunk fantasy author Beth Cato geeks out about some hideously adorable creatures in this week's Geek Speaks...Fiction!

November 18, 2015

Daily #DadJoke for November 17, 2015

How do backwards poets write?

November 17, 2015

Get Ready WriMos – National Novel Writing Month Approaches

Your imagination is more than capable of this challenge, but you need to get your ego and inner critic out…

October 23, 2015

Keep Kids Creating With ‘The Superhero Comic Kit’!

Kids love to create and come up with some of the most ingenious stories and drawings.

September 26, 2015

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