The Most Welcoming of Secrets

Abine wasn’t tired.  But he was supposed to be, wasn’t he? He was retired. He had seen the world and it had seen him.  So why wasn’t he tired? You’d think he would be tired. Old, even. That was what was expected of him. That he would just yield the moment they told him, take... Continue Reading →

40 Writing Prompts to Inspire Your Short Fiction

Every once in a while when navigating the waters of writing inspiration, I'll find myself lost in a murky patch, unable to come up with anything worthy of the page. Practicing one's craft is essential, but too often we find ourselves void of ideas or inspiration, leaving us with nothing of substance to write about.... Continue Reading →

So Many Books, So Little Time

I'm not a fast reader. It often amazes me when people online say they've read a hundred books a year, since even fifty is more than I can typically mange. It takes me a month or more to dissect most books (though I'll often read several at a time). I want to note everything the... Continue Reading →

Worldbuilding: When to Stop

So, while I've enjoyed talking productivity and reading habits pretty continuously over the past month or so, I feel that I've gotten a bit burnt out over the topic and am ready for a shift. Worry not, for we will return to those things---just not today. Today, I'd like to harken back to a sort... Continue Reading →

Can Procrastination Be Productive?

Well, I have more thoughts on the matter, so here it is. A blog post in which I'll attempt to continue the discussion on motivation and procrastination we started earlier this month. Today I'll attempt to break down "procrastination" a little, and focus on a difference many of us struggle to make: the contrast between... Continue Reading →

Beating Procrastination

Well, that was an awfully assumptive title, wasn't it? Before we begin, I should probably let you know that I won't actually be sharing the secret to ending procrastination once at for all. Additionally, I cannot claim to have beat procrastination myself. What I will be doing is giving you some tips on how to... Continue Reading →

February Wrap Up and New Short Story

Greetings! Today's post will be a short one, and mostly just an announcement concerning a new short story I've made public on the site. I wrote this one last November during National Novel Writing Month; it's rougher around the edges but still one I wanted to share. You can find that story, and a brief... Continue Reading →

Unfinished Stories: Child of the Sun

Introduction: This snippet is presented as the fifth of my "unfinished stories"---a series of short tales I've begun to enjoy including here on the Goblin Opinions site. This one is particularly unique, as it was originally intended to be the prologue of a novel I began writing last November. Now, things got a little sidetracked... Continue Reading →

Science Fiction: A Genre Study

Greetings! Today I’ll be discussing the great genre of science fiction, providing examples of the genre at work, and examining its various applications. The goal here is to give you a better understanding of the genre, and perhaps some inspiration for your own stories set within it.  Primary subgenres A difference should be mentioned here:... Continue Reading →

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