I’m all set for #NaNoWriMo

I’ve signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) to write my debut novel, Wizard of the Wasteland.

It is the first book in a post-apocalyptic series following the adventures of a reformed drug addict surviving in a hostile world. I’m thinking of it as being like The Road meets Breaking Bad.

The story is outline and ready to write. I’m really pleased with the plot and hope readers will enjoy it too.

I’ve written a prequel story called Addict of the Wasteland which I’ll make available as a free ebook very soon.

I’ve signed up for #NaNoWriMo 2016

I’ve signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) to write my debut novel, Wizard of the Wasteland.

It is the first book in a post-apocalyptic series following the adventures of a reformed drug addict surviving in a hostile world. I’m thinking of it as being like The Road meets Breaking Bad.

You can follow my progress here or by following me on Twitter @jlcronshaw.

Megan Arkenberg – Like All Beautiful Places (2015)

Megan Arkenberg’s short story Like All Beautiful Places was first published in the 2015 anthology The End Has Come, edited by John Joseph Adams.

Like All Beautiful Places tells the story of a survivor in post-apocalyptic San Francisco.

Have you read this story? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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The Ray Bradbury Challenge: Day 006

Short story: Waiting for the Zephyr by Tobias S. Buckell, from the 2008 Wastelands anthology, edited by John Joseph Adams. Recommended.

Poem: Black Flowers by Norma Mole, listened to on the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Now podcast, from August 2016. Recommended.

Essay: Studio Ghibli, listened to on the BBC’s Witness podcast from August 2016. Recommended.

What is the Ray Bradbury Challenge?

Octavia E. Butler – Speech Sounds (1983)

Octavia Butler‘s short story Speech Sounds was first published by the December 1983 issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. I read the story in her collection Bloodchild and Other Stories, published in 1995.

Speech Sounds tells the story of a woman living in a postapocalyptic world where many people have lost the ability to speak or read.

Have you read this story? Let me know what you think in the comments below, on Twitter @ShortSFreview.

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Elizabeth Bear – Tideline (2008)

Elizabeth Bear’s short story Tideline was originally published in Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine in March 2007. The version I listened to was in the 2008 anthology We, Robots, edited by Allan Kaster.

Tideline jointly won the 2008 Hugo Award for best short story and tells the story of a friendship between a child and a war robot.

Have you read this story? What did you think?

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M. Rickert – Bread and Bombs (2003)

M. Rickert’s short story Bread and Bombs was originally published in the April 2003 edition of Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine.

The version I read was reprinted in the 2008 Wastelands anthology edited by John Joseph Adams.

Have you read this story? What did you think?

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