Recent posts tagged writing


2020


Everything But The Thing In Front Of Me

Sometimes you solve all the other problems, not this one.

No Good Teacher Says "Don't"

No good teacher worth their salt says "Don't do X." They say, "If you do X, this is what's involved."

'The Fall Of The Hammer' Is Now Available!

My new fantasy/adventure novel (well, it's a lot more than that, really) is now available on Kindle and in print.

The Fix(-Up) Is In

Proof edits on 'Fall Of The Hammer' almost done. It was worth it.

These Last Few Touches

'Fall Of The Hammer' inches yet closer to release. Just a few lingering changes, and a lesson learned from same.

Blankout! Blankout!

On the terror of facing a blank page (or screen), for the N-th time.

Do The Next Thing

Me vs. doing sequels, yet again.

Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 2: The Idea

The alterna-past setting and backstory for my new novel, 'Fall Of The Hammer'.

Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 1: The Origins

How my new novel 'Fall Of The Hammer' started from a project I'd abandoned over twenty-five years ago.

Down These Mean Streets

How much of a debt I owe not to science fiction or fantasy, but another genre: the hard-boiled noir.

The Payoff Is The Setup

Meaning, go straight to the good stuff and don't make people wait.

Things You Deserve To Know, June 2020 Edition

Some progress notes in re the latest novel, Fall Of The Hammer.

Why That Story?

What does it mean to say that I want to tell a given story about a given person or a given thing? Why me and not someone else? What do I bring to the table?

A Bucket Back Into The Well

On new work in progress.

Faster Typewriters

I never want to make the argument that we should refrain from making things easier as some kind of hedge against mediocrity.

Folio v. 0.0.4 Has Arrived

Welcome to the latest release of my wiki/org tool for writers and creative folks.

The Hardest Problem, Revisited

Naming things. Especially stories.

Squeezing The Tube

It never helps to force a story to be about something.

The Zen In My Work And Vice Versa

I never wanted to be a "Zen SF&F author". If I did receive that label, I think I'd be very unhappy about it.

The Answer Print Stage

If I was a filmmaker, my latest book would be at what could be the "answer print" phase. Done, but not quite *done*.

The Impossible Factor

Why SF&F have something to teach us even when it isn't "real".

Leveled Up

If people critique your themes or intentions, that's a sign you've leveled up.

Cheating, Not B.s.ing

On the idea of: "Writers are liars and fabricators, but not b.s.'ers."

Kindly Educate Me About My Suckage

More on how most writers are not good givers of writerly feedback. Few people are.

By Hook Or By Book Or By Crook

On how my friend and fellow writer Matt is against the idea of the "hook" as a narrative mechanism.


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