Al Onia

Al Onia concentrates on Science Fiction, mostly from the hard to the hard-boiled.

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Al Onia is a full-time writer living on Vancouver Island. His debut novel Javenny was released by Bundoran Press in August 2014. His second novel, Transient City, was released by Bundoran in April, 2016 and the sequel, Rogue Town, launched in 2017. The Sixth Helix launched in May, 2019. Al is a two-time Aurora Award finalist in the short story category.

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Learning from the Best

Published Apr 6, 2021 · 515 words (2 minutes) · 49 views

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Writerly skill exercise. Lessons learned from the best in the craft.

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The Self-Publishing Plunge

Published Dec 10, 2020 · 515 words (2 minutes) · 119 views

Getting wet in self-publishing

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Storyteller

Published Jul 5, 2020 · 561 words (3 minutes) · 156 views

Examining what made my late father such a memorable storyteller and how to transfer those verbal skills to the written word.

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Backstory blog

Published Jun 26, 2020 · 672 words (3 minutes) · 159 views

Backstory discussion from a writer and reader's point of view. The why's, when's and how's.

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Blog - What Has Gone Before

Published May 25, 2020 · 699 words (3 minutes) · 158 views

"Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it". Those who ignore their Science Fiction history are missing some great stuff. If you're a writer, you may be doomed to recreate it. Poorly.

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Writing blog - Conscious Writing vs. The Subconscious – Who's in charge here, anyway?

Published Feb 29, 2020 · 735 words (3 minutes) · 239 views

Examining the 'spontaneity' of idea generation during the writing process. How original are we?

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