Every day here at RIU HQ, I’m looking for something to streamline and also enhance the experience of my fans and/or potential fans. This past week, I found something that I’m excited about. I’ve known about it for a little while but I’ve just officially added it to my personal tools in my independent-publishing endeavor. I now have a page at Patreon. Why did I do this and what is Patreon? Come on in and I’ll tell you.
It finally has arrived. After some months and some clandestine work behind the scenes, the RIU Storefront is open for business. And there’s a little something extra that’s included so read this post if you want in.
The RIU is a burgeoning dimension. It is a city but beyond being a city. It is a time but in many respects timeless. In order to understand the language used by its citizens, I’ve released the RIU Coex. Today, you’ll find out what all those phrases and abbreviations me that I have used all over the place.
Today we have another shift event on the horizon. It came suddenly but we wanted to let you know as soon as it appeared. What’s a shift event? Details inside.
There are myriad kinds of fiction writers in the world today. All kinds of stories are being written for the enjoyment and ponderment of the masses. Out of all those different kinds of writers, I’m of the opinion that those in the area of science fiction and fantasy — and their many offspring — have more work to do then that of their counterparts in say romance or crime thrillers.
The latter have their stories take place in the real world and much of what we see in those stories are extrapolated from reality through their research (if they’re good). It’s different for the science fiction and fantasy writer. For them, new worlds have to be created. If not new worlds then the changes in the real world have to be created. In short, takes a lot of creativity to be a science fiction or fantasy writer and much of that creativity is setting in the story. There is a lot of work involved behind the scenes before the story is ever written.