Status Update #9: Learn All the Things!

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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.

Destiny is Overrated

Scott SummersOn Writing, Tips & Learns

I hate destiny. Not heroes. Not villains. Destiny. That unseen, guiding force of the universe that dictates the way of things. It’s annoying.

Status Update #8: The Long Haul

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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.

Status Update #6: The Finish Line?

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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

How Writing is Like the Ship of Theseus

Scott SummersOn Writing, Tips & Learns

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?

Hyperspace: The Fastest Magic of Them All

Scott SummersOn Writing, Tips & Learns

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