Essay: Sci-Fi and the Trick to World Building in Creative Fiction

Sci-Fi. An abbreviation that has the power to invoke utter joy or disgust given the beholder of the topic. I personally used to be one of the blind that discredited this genre as gimmicky and meritless. Though I appreciated the concepts and imagination, I never considered anything even faintly classified as science fiction to be … Continue reading Essay: Sci-Fi and the Trick to World Building in Creative Fiction

Issue 35 and Sudden Fiction Contest Winners!

The staff of the Berkeley Fiction Review is pleased to announce the winners of our 19th Annual Sudden Fiction Contest! Their work is featured in the current issue of the Berkeley Fiction Review. Visit our Current Issue page to see a glimpse of Issue 35, or visit our Order page to purchase your own copy today! First Place: … Continue reading Issue 35 and Sudden Fiction Contest Winners!

On Brevity, in Writing

Teachers always told me to write like Hemingway. With that lesson in mind, I feel the need to preface what follows: I apologize for, amongst other things, my long-windedness, loquacious garrulousness, bombastic verbosity, rambling blabbiness, general predisposition towards being voluble, and distaste of the laconic and brusque. Chiefly, I apologize for possessing a thesaurus. One eleventh … Continue reading On Brevity, in Writing