This is the third post in the series where I critique the beginnings of my own stories, written long ago, and try to make them better. Here are the first and second posts. Today I’ll look at one of my favorite flawed creations, The Candidate.Continue reading An Exercise in Self-Critique 3
I am delighted to announce that you can now read Mass Effect fanfiction written by Misfire Anon, my dear friend and partner in crime, here on smehur.com.
Included is the complete collection of the titular Misfire Fills, the phenomenal slice-of-life ficlets that laid the foundations for our shared Saren/Nihlus verse and inspired many fans to take in interest in this rare pairing. If you’ve never read these, it’s a must! And if you have, this is a great opportunity to revisit them in a new and more reader-friendly environment.
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Being short on actual content, this week I bring you an announcement of some long-postponed site updates. I updated:
- The About page, with some almost personal information
- The Gallery page, with some important credits and a note for artists who happen to find their art used here in a way they don’t approve of
- The Fanfiction page, with content ratings
- Such stories that have the MA rating, with content descriptors/warnings.
Image: The Bubble Nebula, by Russell Croman
Recently, I bragged about having completed the first draft of my Mass Effect fanfiction novel seven years after starting to write it, and boldly stated that I wouldn’t mind spending another seven years polishing it. But several months into it, I’m ready to go nuts.
(There will be no spoilers. This is about craft and whining. Your suspense is safe with me.)Continue reading Muddy Middle