That dude there? That’s Old Man Somni. He’s the main character of Suzanne van Rooyen’s story, Where Dreams are Grown. It was my pleasure to publish Where Dreams are Grown in the September 2012 issue of Niteblade. I fell in love with this story on first read. The descriptions were beautiful, poetic and evocative, and the story moving. Suzanne’s imagination and skill with words are both very evident in this piece.
Suzanne is offering to critique a short story or first chapter as part of the Niteblade fundraiser. Because I’m pre-scheduling this post I don’t know if that perk is still available, but it might be, so if you’re looking for a talented writer to cast an eye on your work and offer feedback, you ought to check it out, but read her story first. Trust me on this 🙂
This post has been written as a part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is ‘Niteblade‘, which is the magazine I publish. I chose this theme to help draw attention to the magazine during this, it’s 2nd annual fundraiser.
My first post in this series was about choosing stories and poems to nominate for awards and I’ve gone through a similar process in deciding what to write about for these posts. Not only did I have to choose stories and poems I loved, but they also had to fit with the A-Z theme. Tricky!
|Blogging from A to Z 2013:
A: Award Nominations