The Long And Winding Checklist (2017/08/08 08:00)
On using (and abusing) the rewrite process's "things to do" list.
Map Vs. Territory (2017/08/02 08:00)
On finding my way through the second draft of a story.
Always Outnumbered, Always Overworked (2017/08/01 08:00)
Next up: revisions on my next novel, and rough plans for a future one.
Post First Draft Blues (And Greens) Dept. (2017/07/03 09:00)
Some more detailed thoughts on having finished Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned.
Finish Lines Are Just New Starting Guns Dept. (2017/07/03 01:00)
I finished Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned draft 1 last evening....
Unfinished Business Dept. (2017/06/29 07:00)
Stories abandoned and as yet unwritten have much in common.
Unclog The Backlog Dept. (2017/06/19 07:00)
News on current and future books of mine.
It Takes A Worried Man Dept. (2017/06/03 08:00)
On taming my inner fussbudget.
What E Say? Dept. (2017/05/29 08:00)
On my first attempt at writing a character of nonbinary gender.
Authorial Time Dilation Dept. (2017/05/22 08:00)
The closer I get to the end of my new novel, the slower it is to write.
Do You Mind? Dept. (2017/04/19 08:00)
On the idea that we can use technology to amplify human intelligence.
Say Yes To Me Dept. (2017/04/07 08:00)
On the urge to find validation for one's work.
As Of Late Dept. (2017/03/16 08:00)
Peek at my latest novel, and find out what's happening with my next one.
Alternativity Dept. (2017/01/23 08:00)
Every picture tells (me) a story.
The Firstest Or The Bestest Dept. (2017/01/17 08:00)
It doesn't matter who does something first. It matters who does something best. Or who does something most theirs.
Lipstick Traces Dept. (2017/01/16 08:00)
'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' and its hidden influences.
Arguments With Myselves Dept. (2017/01/09 08:00)
How a static plot outline becomes a living thing by way of self-dialogue.
2016 And All That Dept. (2016/12/31 03:00)
One last wrapup.
Conversations (And Proversations) Dept. (2016/12/10 08:00)
With any story, it takes time to "get the conversation" about the story.
Hot Off The Presses Dept. (2016/12/03 08:00)
New books o' mine! And some old ones, too!
Half Outside The Comfort Zone Dept. (2016/11/22 08:00)
I've always chosen projects that lay at least half outside my comfort zone.
It'll Be Fun, They Said Dept. (2016/09/11 08:00)
How my latest book started as a lark, and turned into a mission.
Pushing Your Own Envelope Dept. (2016/08/28 08:00)
The hard things, and why they're worth doing.
Inspired By A True Story Dept. (2016/08/09 08:00)
On finding the real source of inspiration inside someone else's work.
The Sense (And Sensibility) Of An Ending Dept. (2016/07/14 08:00)
I don't always know what will happen by the end of the story, but I do know how I want you to feel about it.
Science fiction, rebooted.
Other Lives Of The Mind