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.
A Few Less Words Next Time (2018/10/22 05:00)
No good story is ever too long and no bad story is ever too short, but that's still no reason to waste breath.
In Lieu Of Telepathy (2018/10/21 08:00)
You can't tell people anything; sometimes you can't even show them, either.
We're Almost There (2018/10/19 07:00)
More 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' news!
An Early Thanksgiving Gift Of Sorts (2018/10/15 08:00)
'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' is about to drop!
A Walk-On Part In The War, Or A Lead Role In A Cage (2018/10/10 07:00)
On The Minnie Effect in fiction.
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.
Large And In Charge (2018/09/22 05:00)
On "volume equals value for money" in books.
Back In Circulation (2018/09/22 08:00)
Heard you missed us?
The Almost There Blues (2018/09/10 05:00)
I keep telling myself, writing the next book isn't going to be such a marathon.
The Grand Mutation (2018/09/09 01:00)
For fun I sat down and mentally traced the progress of my earlier SF-space-opera thingy Flight Of The Vajra.
Nowhere Are We Commanded To Be Doormats (2018/09/07 08:00)
Kevin Drum dropped an aphorism worth repeating: "When you write, pretend you’re writing for people you respect."
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 6: The Supporting Cast (2018/09/03 05:00)
A discussion of the supporting cast in my new novel, and the roles they play.
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.
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 5: The Characters (2018/08/24 08:00)
An introduction to the roster of characters for my new novel, starting with the leads.
The Dreaming System (2018/08/05 05:00)
On de-romanticizing the writing process.
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 4: The Story (2018/08/03 05:00)
How the diverse influences for my new novel shaped its story.
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 3: The Influences (2018/07/27 08:00)
How everything from 'John Wick' and 'Strange Days' to 'Rurouni Kenshin' fed into my new novel.
Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 2: The Idea (2018/07/23 08:00)
How my new novel 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' took shape when an existing project fell through.
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.
It Helps To Stay On Track (2018/06/29 06:00)
I made a pledge to myself to keep you in the loop. So, here's the loop.
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind