While Standing On One Leg (2017/09/08 08:00)
Want to get to know your story? Pitch it to someone else.
The Road Not Taken And All That (2017/09/05 08:00)
How 'Flight Of The Vajra' could have begun altogether differently.
If I Had More Time, I Would Have Written a Shorter Novel (2017/09/04 07:00)
On my unease with creating longer works.
Kid Stuff, Labels, And Vonnegut's Lament (2017/09/03 01:00)
It's a problem when you fall in love with the (SF) exception and not the (SF) rule.
Not For The Lazy! (2017/09/01 07:00)
On resisting a reworking.
You Did That For A Reason, Remember? (2017/08/26 07:00)
On rewriting: "No, no, I can't cut that, it's there for a REASON!"
The Word's The Word (2017/08/24 08:00)
On Hugh Howey's wish list for a word processor.
Me And One Other Fool (2017/08/16 08:00)
Who's really worth pleasing when you're writing? (And why?)
Action And Reaction And We-action (2017/08/06 07:00)
On not second-guessing audience responses to your work (again).
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.
The Ticking Clock (2017/08/03 08:00)
Some thoughts on deadlines and how they affect productivity.
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.
It's About A Lot Of Things Dept. (2017/07/20 08:00)
Getting beyond the trap of: "But what's your story about?" "Well, um ... "
Two Ways To Blow It Dept. (2017/07/18 08:00)
Meaningless yet complex; simple yet shallow -- two ways to make a story founder.
We Have To Go Deeper Dept. (2017/07/08 08:00)
More on a story being complex vs. being deep.
Not The Bookish Type Dept. (2017/07/06 07:00)
I went looking for books in my personal library that are about the craft of writing. I could barely find any.
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....
Pretty Things Dept. (2017/07/01 08:00)
Go make something beautiful and humane. Everything else is just commentary.
Unfinished Business Dept. (2017/06/29 07:00)
Stories abandoned and as yet unwritten have much in common.
Faith Some More Dept. (2017/06/26 07:00)
My books have soundtracks. Faith No More begs to provide one for a book as yet unwritten.
Shall We Put A Label On That? Dept. (2017/06/25 08:00)
Given my interest in Zen, am I writing "Buddhist fiction"? I'm dubious.
By The Seat Of The Pants, Or Maybe The Bottoms Of The Pockets Dept. (2017/06/24 07:00)
On improvising, or why no plan for fiction survives first contact with the writing process.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind