Sci-Fi, Speculative Fiction, Short Stories & Other Written Words | Rory J Cole

Sci-Fi, Speculative Fiction, Short Stories & Other Written Words

This is why I try not to go outside.

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Why I Write

I remember when I was in grade 5, and I accompanied my dad to my school’s parent / teacher night. The teacher’s comments went something along the lines of, ‘He’s a bright lad. He just needs to pay attention more and apply himself. He’s quite the class clown. Often daydreaming.’ I turned to my dad…

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Reignite your Inspiration

Every writer has this at least – at the very least – once in their career. If they don’t, they’re one of those writers who never second guess their own work, and probably annually pump out 30 novels for sale on Amazon a year (or should that be anally?). I’m talking about a slump. That…

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4 Tips to Editing your Writing

You’ve finished your story or novel. Congratulations! Now comes half of the hard work, which entails the editing. It’s advised by most everyone that you should get your work edited professionally, which is absolutely true, but for a lot of us that isn’t always financially feasible. We’ve just spent the last few weeks or months…

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Separated – Available at Mildred.co

My new short story, Separated, has been published on Mildred.co.  There was a heatwave many years back, and the days and time moved through molasses. My house, not far from the city, had a study as the front room that I used as an office. The bay window overlooked the street and driveway, which led…

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Googled ‘Quentin Tarantino childhood’. Was not disappointed.

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The Internet is Weird

I’ve decided to start documenting the strange occurrences I come across on the Internet (denoted with the hashtag #theinternetisweird). It will primarily record the odd coincidences / obscurities Google ads or Facebook throw at me while leisurely surfing. The idea came to me last week while I was reading an article about creepy things kids…

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Quote Graphics / Graphic Quotes

I’ve been playing around with images and the programs InDesign and Photoshop, and have decided to start making my own graphic quotes for my writing, in lieu of my thousand-fold fanbase to do it for me (it’s okay. I’ll wait for you. Don’t worry.). Until then, below you’ll find my first experiment with it. I’ve…

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Starting a Story

A friend asked me a while ago, “How do you write? Where do you start?” He’d had an idea for a story bouncing around for a while, and just hadn’t managed to start it yet. He was paralysed with a kind of fear I’ve felt often, that you might start it and do it wrong….

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The Pursuit of Perfection & Why You Should Avoid It

The pursuit of perfection is a never ending one, because while our words may stay dormant on the page where we’ve fixed them, we ourselves change and keep changing. You hear this from writers all the time, who cringe at the thought of their earlier published stories and refuse to even revisit them. A few…

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This is why I try not to go outside.

<Image lovingly stolen from I Fucking Love Science> Share…     

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Why I Write

I remember when I was in grade 5, and I accompanied my dad to my school’s parent / teacher night. The teacher’s comments went something along the lines of, ‘He’s a bright lad. He just needs to pay attention more and apply himself. He’s quite the class clown. Often daydreaming.’ I turned to my dad…

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Reignite your Inspiration

Every writer has this at least – at the very least – once in their career. If they don’t, they’re one of those writers who never second guess their own work, and probably annually pump out 30 novels for sale on Amazon a year (or should that be anally?). I’m talking about a slump. That…

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4 Tips to Editing your Writing

You’ve finished your story or novel. Congratulations! Now comes half of the hard work, which entails the editing. It’s advised by most everyone that you should get your work edited professionally, which is absolutely true, but for a lot of us that isn’t always financially feasible. We’ve just spent the last few weeks or months…

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Separated – Available at Mildred.co

My new short story, Separated, has been published on Mildred.co.  There was a heatwave many years back, and the days and time moved through molasses. My house, not far from the city, had a study as the front room that I used as an office. The bay window overlooked the street and driveway, which led…

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Googled ‘Quentin Tarantino childhood’. Was not disappointed.

Image source: http://www.mandatory.com/2014/06/03/todays-funniest-photos/17 Share…     

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The Internet is Weird

I’ve decided to start documenting the strange occurrences I come across on the Internet (denoted with the hashtag #theinternetisweird). It will primarily record the odd coincidences / obscurities Google ads or Facebook throw at me while leisurely surfing. The idea came to me last week while I was reading an article about creepy things kids…

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Quote Graphics / Graphic Quotes

I’ve been playing around with images and the programs InDesign and Photoshop, and have decided to start making my own graphic quotes for my writing, in lieu of my thousand-fold fanbase to do it for me (it’s okay. I’ll wait for you. Don’t worry.). Until then, below you’ll find my first experiment with it. I’ve…

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Starting a Story

A friend asked me a while ago, “How do you write? Where do you start?” He’d had an idea for a story bouncing around for a while, and just hadn’t managed to start it yet. He was paralysed with a kind of fear I’ve felt often, that you might start it and do it wrong….

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The Pursuit of Perfection & Why You Should Avoid It

The pursuit of perfection is a never ending one, because while our words may stay dormant on the page where we’ve fixed them, we ourselves change and keep changing. You hear this from writers all the time, who cringe at the thought of their earlier published stories and refuse to even revisit them. A few…

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Why I Write

I remember when I was in grade 5, and I accompanied my dad to my school’s parent / teacher night. The teacher’s comments went something along the lines of, ‘He’s a bright lad. He just needs to pay attention more and apply himself. He’s quite the class clown. Often daydreaming.’ I turned to my dad…

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  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Reignite your Inspiration

Every writer has this at least – at the very least – once in their career. If they don’t, they’re one of those writers who never second guess their own work, and probably annually pump out 30 novels for sale on Amazon a year (or should that be anally?). I’m talking about a slump. That…

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  •  
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4 Tips to Editing your Writing

You’ve finished your story or novel. Congratulations! Now comes half of the hard work, which entails the editing. It’s advised by most everyone that you should get your work edited professionally, which is absolutely true, but for a lot of us that isn’t always financially feasible. We’ve just spent the last few weeks or months…

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Separated – Available at Mildred.co

My new short story, Separated, has been published on Mildred.co.  There was a heatwave many years back, and the days and time moved through molasses. My house, not far from the city, had a study as the front room that I used as an office. The bay window overlooked the street and driveway, which led…

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  •  
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The Internet is Weird

I’ve decided to start documenting the strange occurrences I come across on the Internet (denoted with the hashtag #theinternetisweird). It will primarily record the odd coincidences / obscurities Google ads or Facebook throw at me while leisurely surfing. The idea came to me last week while I was reading an article about creepy things kids…

Share…
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  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Quote Graphics / Graphic Quotes

I’ve been playing around with images and the programs InDesign and Photoshop, and have decided to start making my own graphic quotes for my writing, in lieu of my thousand-fold fanbase to do it for me (it’s okay. I’ll wait for you. Don’t worry.). Until then, below you’ll find my first experiment with it. I’ve…

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  •  
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Starting a Story

A friend asked me a while ago, “How do you write? Where do you start?” He’d had an idea for a story bouncing around for a while, and just hadn’t managed to start it yet. He was paralysed with a kind of fear I’ve felt often, that you might start it and do it wrong.…

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