I’ve been writing for oh so long about video-games, films and everything in-between. It wasn’t always like this, it wasn’t always so journalistic… I was a creative writer once. I keep revisiting my old friend, Mr Imagination, I think this time I’m going to be staying with him for more than a few days. I planned to write a short story every year to take my mind off of all the journalistic adventures, but I think Machine of Death just propelled me to do something entirely different. Could I, Nathan Hardisty, do one every month? See, I like a challenge.
Further still, could I put them on Blogossus for you all to enjoy free of charge? Yes I could. Protected under the Creative Commons license, I’ll be able to put all of my short stories and creative ventures on here in .PDFs for iPad, .mobi for Kindle and whatever else you ask of me. Audiobooks? Possible. My voice is horrible but I’ll give it a shot.
I am submitting three stories to Machine of Death Volume 2. I am not joking when I say the first volume contains some of the best stories I’ve ever read, and as such, is one of my favourite books of all time. I want to be a part of that this time. I’ve also decided that, whether accepted or rejected, I’ll post all three tales on here under the same creative commons licensing thing you’ve been used to.
A few things in my headbox:
– Creative writing this frequently will let me both stretch my journalism legs and improve my writing chameleon skills.
– You get lots of juicy stories.
– I am considering both posting a short story along with a story constructed with the www.sixminutestory.com web experiment.
– My Machine of Death stories are, in no particular order; gorey, honest, secretive. I am not giving away any more than that.
How about a new category on Blogossus for these stories then? I think Creative Dribbles is a good enough quote. Under that we’ll have Six Minute Stories and Wordy Wordy Stuff.
In other news:
Writings will slow down for a month or two given the 12 exams I have to partake in along with other bits. This won’t stop critique corners, but expect less of these bloggins.
Tom Francis is entering Machine of Death again, probably my favourite story of the original anthology, hopefully I can beat him to death with my short stories/all the best luck.