Never saw this coming. At a recent appearance I was protested by an angry mob; assumedly over my lack of new material for my serials, PeeDee3: Intergalactic, Insectoid, Assassin, and Jazz: Monster Collector. It’s my own fault, I did leave the stories hanging in limbo (in PeeDee3’s case, literally) for many months now. [...]
OK, so I’m going to let everyone in on a secret. Actually it’s only a secret to those who don’t know me personally. I’m a terrible speller. No, I mean like really terrible. I don’t even get close. I can really tax a spell-checker, push it to its limits to comprehend what word I’m even [...]
I’ve been talking to people, lots of people, and the thing I keep hearing over and over again is, “I’d love to get your serialized stories, but I don’t have an e-reader device. Sigh. OK, I feel a little like I’ve addressed this to death, but apparently not. So here’s my new mantra, [...]
Steven King described the act of writing as more like archeology than imagination (rough draft, anyway). He says that stories are found things dug carefully and skillfully from the earth. The author slowly and methodically exposes a bit more and bit more of whatever it is that’s been discovered. Oftentimes you don’t know what you’ve [...]
I hope you didn’t cheer too loudly, I really do love the bug, but it’s time to get a few other worlds spinning. Of Men and Mountains is not about alien insectiod assassins, it is about dreams, dreamers, the adventurers that dare, and the obstacles they face. Only this dream comes in the form [...]
This just in, PeeDee3, episode 2 has just gone out. But how? I mean the last we saw the bug was as dead as a doorknob. Of course you’ll have to read the story and find out, just don’t expect some brilliant twist of plot here—I’ve merely applied a liberal dose of my favorite substance, [...]
This would be the equivalent of the National Species Ad Council running a promotion, “Homo erectus has existed for over a hundred-thousand years and homo sapien has just arrived, so let’s all stick with the proven winner. Well, we know how that turned out.
Greetings Earthlings. Welcome to RiFt’s Rants, the Blog of fiction writer Robert F. Thompson. Lets hope I’ll have something to share. For now I’ll kick back, enjoy a day outside, and let the stories do the talking. Man, I hope I see something cool, like a rock or something. If I do I’ll tell…honest.