Writing Projects: A Few Ideas


Over the course of the last few weeks I have been considering a number of new writing project ideas (and old ones, for that matter). Part of my reasoning for considering new projects is due to my complete lack of writing in the last few months brought on by the overwhelming stress of applying for graduate school (and school itself).

So, here are some things I’m thinking of doing:

  • Picture Stories
    I was looking at one of my avatars (one drawn by a friend that I’ve used for a while now, and recently changed) and thought about what a neat idea it would be to do stories based on artwork by people I know. The friend who drew that avatar, which you see to the left there, agreed to the idea and I’m thinking of talking to some other folks I know who draw. I expect the stories to be flash fiction pieces and they’d end up here. Some would be quirky, some would be serious. It all depends on the art.
  • WISB Stories
    Basically, short stories set in the world of Traea (the world that The World in the Satin Bag is set in). Part of this is to get me back into the world. I’m having a lot of issues with the sequel, partly because I’m in school and it’s sucking up so much of my time and partly because of some plotting issues, that it might be a good idea to try this. Part of it might also work within the picture idea. Who knows.
  • Collaborative Project
    This is just a basic idea. I don’t have any clue who I would do this with or what kind of collaborative project it would be, but I think it would be interesting to do some sort of collab with someone who has similar literary tastes. Maybe it would be some sort of back and forth involving connected, but separate stories. Or perhaps it would be a joint world building effort using the same concept.
  • Cross-Blog Dialogues
    This is an idea I’ve been tossing around with one of my blogging friends. The idea behind it is to have a sort of back and forth dialogue on some genre-related subject. It could work a lot of different ways, but it would be interesting to put a few people in direct dialogue with one another. If you are particularly into this idea, feel free to let me know!

Those are just a few ideas that I’m tossing around in my head. What do you think? Do you have any ideas? Comments welcome!

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy.

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