A ten-pack of my observations on writing, the craft of storytelling and what you can do to make writing easier, better and more fulfilling.
Why write speculative fiction? The answers are varied, numerous and wonderful; speculative fiction is designed to create new worlds.
Your mission: Escaping the writing doldrums
What do you do when everyday issues (paying bills, answering the phone, etc.) seem to comprise the majority of your day, leaving a small…
Consistent blogging can help you find your way as a new writer
Stop aspiring. Write.
I’m despondent. I’m afraid of losing my passion. Should I give up?
Natural talent: What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.
In the beginning, your skill is not equal to your taste…
Remember: It’s the story, not the container that matters.
If you want to be a Writer, ignore everything you just read.
Think about the Future!
As writers of science fiction we are often asked to extrapolate the future. One of the reason I think science fiction has been recently suffering from a bad case of dystopia, is when writers try to predict the future, they are finding the pace of transformation between ideas and facts to be breathtaking.
Kill Your TV!
I say this ubiquitous eye, this cyclopean mind thief, stealing your thoughts, your volition, your dreams, this procrastination machine, this time bandit, a beast not content with your mind, but one bound to seek the depths of your soul, using whatever means, religion, misinformation, sexual frustration, sits waiting every night ready for you to be too tired, to be too stressed to resist its sirenesque charms; stealing from you, one minute at a time, your irreplaceable, your non-renewable, non-refundable, living covenant with reality, heading in one direction, ever toward your end, the fuel for all of your creativity, endeavors and accomplishments: your time.