Our Respective Things (2018/12/08 05:00)
My work can only really be measured against my other work. Same with yours.
Slugging (And Slogging) On (2018/12/03 08:00)
Getting caught up, and some notes on criticism from days past.
Would You Do It Anyway? (2018/11/23 05:00)
"Do you enjoy doing it?" is, I think, only half the statement. The way I would put it is, "Would you do this anyway?"
Paint Your Lunch (2018/11/20 05:00)
No, No, NaNo (2018 Edition) (2018/11/20 08:00)
There was, as you can guess, no NaNoWriMo challenge for me this year. But it wasn't always like that.
This Art-Too Unit Has A Bad Motivator (2018/11/15 08:00)
More from Steve on the whole vexed issue of doing what you think you want to do, not what you actually want to do.
Bad Fuel For Brooding (2018/11/14 07:00)
This whole business of how we become the stories we tell ourselves is so easy to get wrong and in so many ways.
Very Much Reality (2018/11/13 05:00)
Anything you put out in the world under the pretense of entertainment is worth taking at least as seriously as someone else could. And some take it very seriously indeed.
Spelunking The Inner Archive (2018/10/29 06:00)
Compiling that list of influences the other day was like performing archival research on myself.
Creativity Repeating Itself (2018/10/25 08:00)
“Every director has one film to make. He just keeps remaking it.”
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 8: The Soundtrack (2018/10/01 05:00)
The soundtrack for my new novel.
In And Out Of The Trench (2018/09/27 08:00)
.I ran once again into an old issue: the way a story doesn't look remotely the same in the trenches as it does at the 30,000 foot level.
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 7: The Themes (2018/09/26 05:00)
A discussion of the themes in my new novel, and how they are embodied there.
Anxieties Of Influence (2018/09/04 05:00)
"...there’s a chance if you’re inspired by an author or a creator, you won’t do it quite right."
Offerings Not Demands, Palettes Not Hierarchies (2018/09/04 08:00)
I have long held a motto of my own that I think is an echo of what Steve is putting out here: Palettes, not hierarchies.
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 6: The Supporting Cast (2018/09/03 05:00)
A discussion of the supporting cast in my new novel, and the roles they play.
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 5: The Characters (2018/08/24 08:00)
An introduction to the roster of characters for my new novel, starting with the leads.
For Me Or For Them Or For Us? (2018/08/22 09:00)
When you start by trying to please others instead of yourself, you end up pleasing no one.
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 4: The Story (2018/08/03 05:00)
How the diverse influences for my new novel shaped its story.
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 3: The Influences (2018/07/27 08:00)
How everything from 'John Wick' and 'Strange Days' to 'Rurouni Kenshin' fed into my new novel.
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 2: The Idea (2018/07/23 08:00)
How my new novel 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' took shape when an existing project fell through.
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 1: The Origins (2018/07/19 05:00)
How my new novel 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' began with a failed fan theory about 'The Matrix'.
Watts Up (2018/07/15 08:00)
On how social-reading network Wattpad is becoming a hub for discovering the next big thing.
Court And Spark (2018/07/11 05:00)
It's the fate of most any creator to never know what their work means to other people, but only to themselves.
How To Tell Me Something I Want To Hear (So I Can Just Ignore It And Move On) (2018/07/05 05:00)
On not caring what other people think of your work, while at the same time caring about your work.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind