Roads Not Taken, And All That (2019/01/18 08:00)
Musings on the guy I almost was.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
Go Elsewhere, Young Man (2018/08/28 05:00)
"The best way to write fiction is to read, watch, and listen to anything but fiction." I am not sure that it is the best way, but I think it is ultimately one of the most valuable.
The Paradox Of Limits (2018/06/15 08:00)
Maybe we need to speak of focus rather than limits.
The Unfinishing Touches (2018/05/16 05:00)
On imperfection in creative work.
Advertisement(s) For Myself (2018/05/10 08:00)
On confronting my uneasy feelings about self-promotion.
Office Space (2018/04/13 08:00)
Steven Savage's latest post is about "rethinking work", and it reminded me of an anecdote courtesy of Milton Glaser...
KISS And Make Up (2018/04/11 05:00)
The productivity virtues of keeping it simple, stupid.
The Problem With The Rat Race Is That Even If You Win, You're Still A Rat (2018/03/23 08:00)
On media both social and antisocial.
Rock (Un)Steady (2017/08/05 08:00)
Just because something's in your story doesn't mean that's what your story's about.
The Benefits Of A Cracking Good Yarn (2017/08/03 07:00)
What storytelling can do that a straight rundown of facts can't.
Bad Guys Never Lose Dept. (2017/04/04 08:00)
Don't think good and evil; think why and how.
No Future For You Dept. (Pt. 1) (2013/08/05 10:00)
What happened to the cool future we all imagined? Maybe it wasn't all of us that imagined it, or wanted it.
Oh, Grow Up Already Dept. (2013/06/24 10:00)
Living forever without actually growing up first seems like a non-starter.
That Superior Feeling Dept. (2013/06/10 10:00)
Godhood without humanity: the gains hardly seem worth the degeneracy.
With A Finger In My I Dept. (2013/06/07 10:00)
"I want to live forever." Yes, but which I?
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind