Last week was the week of learning about all the hats in my wardrobe. Writing isn’t just about writing anymore, and since I forgot to read the instruction manual on how all this works, that means that I’m learning as I go.
I hate destiny. Not heroes. Not villains. Destiny. That unseen, guiding force of the universe that dictates the way of things. It’s annoying.
This last week has been particularly tough because I’ve been more focused on the social network aspects of writing (which I’m not great at) than actually writing or planning out new work.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to magic: Does it act as part of, or separate from, its environment?
One novella edited. One publication up. (Be sure to grab the link and take a read!) Twitter presence established. Come follow me and join all the writing fun.
When you hear the term “Speculative Fiction” what comes to mind? Spaceships? Monsters? Wizards? Speculative Fiction is all of those things (and more)! But what, exactly, is it?
Great news! The novel is . . . done? After taking the better part of a week to sort through all the problems that I made for myself in the revision process
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?
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.
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