Bless This Mess (2019/06/17 08:00)
The Fall Of The Hammer so far has the messiest and most fractured first draft of any book of mine I can remember.
Tinker Toys (2019/06/11 05:00)
In some ways I'm quite stodgy when it comes to the software tools I use for my creative projects.
Bliss Is Ignorance (2019/06/08 05:00)
There was once a time when I felt I was a better writer when I didn't really know what I was doing.
Yes U-Turn (2019/06/06 08:00)
On not backing up in the middle of a first draft ... and then doing exactly that.
Guilty As Charged (2019/05/23 08:00)
Everyone who's ever put a word to paper has an excuse, or a justification if you want to be less nasty, for everything they do. Of course I'm guilty of this.
Pull That Thread (2019/05/20 08:00)
If there's a thread in your story that begs to be pulled, pull it.
Solo Work (2019/04/23 05:00)
"All a writer’s real learning is done alone."
Rumor Control, April 2019 Edition (2019/04/19 08:00)
Some recent writing and creative news from these shores.
In A Roundabout Kind Of Way (2019/04/12 08:00)
My current book bears no relation to its earlier incarnations save for its title.
Rewriting Is Writing Is Rewriting (2019/03/28 05:00)
Revisionism (2019/03/19 08:00)
The temptation to go back and touch up one's on work is strong.
Kill Process And Reboot (2019/02/26 05:00)
On stopping in the middle of a first draft and starting over, sort of.
Sneaking Up On The Generalities (2019/02/22 08:00)
Instead of attacking them head-on.
The Mud Of The First Draft (2019/02/15 05:00)
Notes from early on in the first draft of the new novel, 'The Fall Of The Hammer'.
The Reading Prescription (2019/02/01 05:00)
On recommending books as a way for authors to get perspective on a current or future work of their own.
The Fire Of The Mind (2019/02/01 01:00)
Those who embrace creativity take control of their lives. It's a contagious thing.
Words From The Wise (2019/01/30 05:00)
Very few people are qualified to give useful story advice because they think the main function of a story is to entertain them.
Oh, Yeah, Now Where Was I? (2019/01/17 10:00)
Sorry about the silence over the last couple of days. I've officially started writing the as-yet-untitled 2019 novel.
As The Nines Roll Over (2018/12/31 07:00)
One last bit before next year, about the significance of the choices I've made for the coming twelvemonth.
Plug And Play Character Set (2018/12/29 05:00)
On fixing a casting issue in the new novel, by way of a previously unused character.
Future Schlock (2018/12/21 08:00)
On how SF tries to imagine the future, and how that needs to be more than uplift or doomsaying.
2019 And All That (2018/12/20 05:00)
The Genji Press Agenda for the coming year.
Beat It To Fit, Paint It To Match (2018/12/07 05:00)
"Workshop" is the wrong word for the place where we come to mutually improve our writing.
Slugging (And Slogging) On (2018/12/03 08:00)
Getting caught up, and some notes on criticism from days past.
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.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind