The Same Old New Thing (2019/04/01 08:00)
"We choose virality instead of quality, and equate it to quality because of its resonance."
Don't Make A Career Out Of It (2019/03/21 06:00)
Professionalized hobbies make bad careers.
The Blankest Of Slates And Pages (2019/03/13 08:00)
What happens when we take a genre and remove everything from it that we'd label as being part of that genre?
Kill Process And Reboot (2019/02/26 05:00)
On stopping in the middle of a first draft and starting over, sort of.
The NOFOLLOW Flag (2019/02/21 08:00)
A photographer deleted his social media presence to save his creative instincts. A wise idea.
The Fire Of The Mind (2019/02/01 01:00)
Those who embrace creativity take control of their lives. It's a contagious thing.
You Won't Find It Here (2019/01/23 08:00)
I sometimes feel like books about writing should be prefaced with, "You won't find any 'literature' here."
The Worst Horse (2019/01/07 08:00)
"If you understand Zen as a kind of practice to be a best horse you will have a problem."
Anxiety Of Influence, Once Again (2019/01/02 05:00)
You don't want to run from your influences. You want to walk away from them.
Sympathetic And Practical Magics (2018/12/18 08:00)
It's hard not to be foolishly romantic about certain things, like the workspaces or utensils of great artists.
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.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind