I’m crossing my fingers while writing this that the internet will hold on long enough for me to post it. Since the Great Outage, I’ve bought a new router, jumped through more network hoops than I care to think about, worked ten hours a day at the day job with the exception of the day... Continue Reading →
What Do You Need to Write?
No, not "What works will bring you instant fortune, more money than your CPA knows what to do with, and undying fame?" but "What conditions and tools do you need in order to produce words? I was hunting around in growing concern (OK, quasi panic) because I couldn't find the box with my extra note... Continue Reading →
The Grim and The Bright
(Thanks for rescuing me. They were threatening to make me write romance novels as a form of punishment until I showed them one of my pen names and the Harlequin-esque novel. They hurriedly gave in to your demands and now I'm free.) Part of the issue today with aspects of science fiction is that some... Continue Reading →
The Weather Abides
I was working on my next Kin Wars Saga novel and got to thinking: we use the weather to set the mood, sure, but why? Everybody knows that if you have a funeral it's supposed to rain, and a happy ending is a bright sunny day. Depressive days are flat, dull, grey and cold, while snowy... Continue Reading →