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.
It's X Meets Y, But With Z! (2018/07/03 05:00)
"There is no reading experience in an idea, only in its execution."
The Paradox Of Limits (2018/06/15 08:00)
Maybe we need to speak of focus rather than limits.
No Second Guessing (2018/06/10 08:00)
More on why motives matter for creative work.
All The Things I Never Said (2018/06/09 08:00)
Most of my unpublished blogging simply isn't fit for public consumption. Here's what most of it is.
You're A DJ, Not A Librarian (2018/06/08 05:00)
You don’t ever write a story, you just write part of one.
What's In A Title? (2018/06/05 08:00)
The less the better, paradoxically.
A Checklist Manifesto For One (2018/06/01 08:00)
"What do I do when I have too many ideas and can’t finish any?"
The Unfinishing Touches (2018/05/16 05:00)
On imperfection in creative work.
Do The Wrong Thing (2018/04/23 08:00)
What if someone Did Something Bad with a creation of yours?
The Incuriosity Complex (2018/04/20 05:00)
Being generally incurious about life is bad enough; it's far worse when you're trying to create.
Say You, Cliché Me (2018/04/17 08:00)
"A cliché is as much about the deployment and the mode of use as it is the item itself..."
To Play Outside One's Head (2018/04/08 05:00)
Another road to creative improvement: thinking beyond your own view of your work.
Pick Something And Stick With It (2018/04/02 08:00)
When You Didn't Know You Wanted This (2018/03/08 05:00)
What to do when you find yourself saying, "I didn't know I wanted this."
The Drive To Create (2018/03/02 08:00)
In re Jarmusch's 'Paterson'.
I Am A Rock, I Am An Island (2018/02/24 08:00)
People aren't flowers, of the hothouse variety or otherwise, and neither are artists.
Walkabout, Workabout (2018/02/13 05:00)
"...if we think of “done” as a point we navigate towards, tacking here and there, we can embrace change."
Get On With It (2018/02/09 05:00)
On not over-documenting creative work.
The Mashup Men (2018/02/06 08:00)
On making something new from a whole lot of somethings old.
Unsticking The Gears (2018/01/27 08:00)
No prizes for guessing I'm talking about my next project.
If You Can't Please Yourself ... (2018/01/19 08:00)
Works don't exist just to please audiences. But authors also don't exist just to please themselves.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind