Short Story: Desperate Measures

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 29, 2016 in Jake's Last Mission, Short stories |

I wrote this over a year ago and very shortly after that ran out of decently paying markets that might accept it, so I’m not sure why I haven’t posted it yet. Anyway, the idea for this one come from me getting ticked at a character being stupid in something I was reading and amusing […]

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What IS Space Opera?!

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 29, 2016 in Uncategorized |

I was trying to write a blogpost griping about two plots I see far too often in space opera published in the past several years, and praising a Mike Resnick book I just finished for being so very, very different than those plots.  I hit a snag.  A very, very big snag:  I needed to […]



Works in progress, October edition

Posted by Shannon Haddock on October 17, 2014 in Kingkiller Chronicles praise, No More Lies, Writing process |

I’m changing the format to make this easier to read and a lot less stream of conscious. I’ve made very little progress in anything this month.  That’s a bit depressing.  I’m blaming Patrick Rothfuss.  I keep losing hours to The Name of the Wind.  It’s an awesome book that I highly recommend.  Anyway, NaNoWriMo is coming […]

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Wanna help me make a decision?

Posted by Shannon Haddock on September 22, 2014 in Writing process |

Which of these should I work on for NaNoWriMo? Richie Synopsis:  Slice-of-life in a space opera setting about an up-and-coming rock star trying to juggle that with family life. First paragraph:  Somewhere out there in the tri-galaxies, one of Richie’s older sisters was fighting to free a world from tyranny.  Somewhere out there, another of […]

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Cover Reveal!

Posted by Shannon Haddock on June 25, 2014 in No More Lies |

Here is the cover of No More Lies, in its final form! Awesome, yes?  Okay, so it doesn’t really suggest space opera, but honestly?   This is a romance and a coming-of-age story a LOT more than it’s a space opera.  The space operaness is mostly set dressing. Here’s what it’s about: Years ago, Bobby […]

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