How To Avoid Those Formatting Mistakes (Link)
I recently posted about my intentions to put together a second anthology for charity – tentatively titled Edge Of Oblivion 2 – and in that post I mentioned the topic of formatting. One of the biggest challenges in dealing with a large group of writers is dealing with some of the different ways they format their documents.
Well, here’s some pointers (in the link) as to how to get a nice clean document. It’s understandable, I suppose that writers all have little things they’ve been taught to do, that they do out of habit. But in this day and age, you can’t afford to format like you used to. I’ve made every mistake in the book when it comes to formatting in the past, however these days I think I do a pretty good job.
It’s all about simplicity. So read on and see what you can take from it.
Here, in the order in which they’ll appear in the anthology, are the stories that made it. A big thank you to everyone who sent me something to read, and if you didn’t make it for this one please consider me again if I put together another one next year.
To everyone on this list, a big warm-hearted thank you. Some of you are waiting for edits from me, and some of you have all ready been through that stage. I’ll be keeping you all updated via email as the project continues to come together.
Here we go . . .
The House On Lantern Lane by Bernard Schaffer
Still by Simon John Cox
The Tunnel by David K. Hulegaard
Dinner by Jeff Provine
The F*cker Out Of Space by Tony Healey
The Torch Singer by Nathan Yocum
Remotely Viewed by David Cederbaum
A Taste For Eyes by Jay Wilburn
How We Left The Desert by RJ Astruc
Bloodline by Kevin Duncan
Higher Order by James Wymore
The Last American Mortal by Michael Shean
Untitled (As Yet) by Douglas Glassford
Untitled (As Yet) by Courtney Cantrell
Angel Eyes by William Vitka
More details to come! Stay tuned!
The final cover. Artwork courtesy of Bruce Pennington, adapted slightly for the front cover with text by Keri Knutson of Alchemy Book Covers.
Hello all. Until now, I’ve merely been referring to the anthology for Cystic Fibrosis as that: ‘The Anthology.’
Now, with confirmation from the legendary Bruce Pennington that I am authorized to use his artwork, I can tell you that the anthology will be called . . .
(That’s just a little banner I knocked up for this reveal. Keri Knutson is working on putting together the text for the cover.)
When I was young, my uncle bought me a copy of THE FLIGHTS OF ICARUS, an art book combining images with portions of poetic text. I used to sit there, gazing at all the wonderful artwork, ranging from SF to Fantasy and the abstract. And one image always stuck with me, always made me linger over it more than any of the others. That was CHILDREN OF TOMORROW by Bruce Pennington.
So when it came to dreaming up this anthology, there was only one piece of art I could imagine going on the front cover. So I tracked down Bruce’s site, and emailed the address there to pass on a letter, asking him if I could use it.
I knew it was a long shot at best. So I waited. And to my surprise and joy an email arrived this morning containing a jpeg of a hand written letter from Bruce himself, giving me his blessing.
We should have a cover to show you all soon, but for now feast your eyes upon Bruce’s work. This painting has always inspired me, and now I am in a state of disbelief that I actually get the chance to use it.