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    Here's a question for you: If you have a ship, and you replace everything about that ship (planks, nails, canvas, oars, etc.) is it still the same ship? Likewise, if you have an idea, and you replace everything about that idea . . . is it the same idea?[. . . Read More » ]
  • Status Update #5: Hitting the Snag

    Writing tends to have more than a few up and down moments, but few illustrate this point better than my progress between this week and last week.[. . . Read More » ]
  • Hyperspace: The Fastest Magic of Them All

    When you think about the word, space, what comes to mind? For me, it’s the inky blackness that our planet moves through every hour and second. (If that’s a little dramatic, bear with me.) Space is big. Really big. So big we had to invent a word for all that empty space. And somehow, in the middle of all that emptiness, science fiction capitalizes on stories about interstellar travel and galactic intrigue while everyone back on Earth stays more or less the same as when our heroes left. (Not possible, due to time dilation. Thanks, relativity!) Which leads all science ... Read More[. . . Read More » ]
  • Status Update #4: Going for Broke

    Just a quick end-of-day update. I'm coming up on the end of the revision and editing process for my novel, SECOND GENESIS. This is it, folks.[. . . Read More » ]
  • The Plot Don’t Matter None

    As a writer, I've always been interested in what happened next. So interested, in fact, that I knew -- absolutely knew -- that plot was the thing that all stories were built around.[. . . Read More » ]

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