Lucas J.W. Johnson
Lucas is a freelance writer and game designer from Vancouver, BC. He writes things. Sometimes, they're even good.
Here he blogs about writing, queer issues, geekery, music, and life.
Check out his transmedia development business at Silverstring Media.
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I’ve been off the radar a bit recently, but I assure you (because I know you’re concerned) I’ve been busy! And October’s going to be a crazy month for me — I’ll be attending the StoryWorld Conference in LA, as … Continue reading
When creating the concept for a story, developing a setting without developing plot or characters is silly. It’s the characters that will be the focus of the actual story, creating the narrative by navigating the plot they’re thrown into. The … Continue reading
At some point, a sci-fi setting also asks another important question: Aliens? I don’t want Concordia to be a cornucopia of exotic (all rather humanlike) aliens, like you see in so much sci-fi. I wanted it to be primarily about … Continue reading
Outside the space station Concordia is a terraforming Mars, and a humanity expanding throughout the solar system. But what about inside the station? Is this city all one united entity, like a starship Enterprise, or a council of factions like … Continue reading
Creating a fantasy setting demands certain questions: Earth or another world? high magic or low? relative technology level? A sci-fi setting has to ask similar questions. Is this a galaxy-wide space opera, or set on Earth? Is it so far … Continue reading
The first inkling of a potential sci-fi project came to me a couple weeks before the ideas for the story started developing. A picture of a spaceship I saw got me thinking about the kind of giant ships of sci-fi … Continue reading
About a week ago, I started brainstorming ideas for a new project — a science fiction story. It started with a desire to jumpstart my creativity again, and turned into two hours of being unable to sleep because the ideas … Continue reading
It’s really interesting to me to look at the creation and spread of myth and story. It’s pretty much my topic of choice. And the Huron Carol, an actual Canadian carol (and an old one, too) is an intriguing case … Continue reading
Today’s Christmas music post is a preview of a story I’ll be releasing in the new year as a part of my experimental transmedia fiction project Azrael’s Stop. ——————————————————– Ceph stoked up the fire. The bar was mostly empty — … Continue reading