Blog posts in Genji Press: Projects for March 2014:

Genji Press: Projects: Talking Head Dept.

Talkin' to Andrew Conry-Murray.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2014/03/24 13:00

Fellow author and industry colleague Andrew Conry-Murray has published an interview with yours truly. My favorite of my own lines:

I bump into plenty of folks who say they want to write SF or fantasy, but don’t seem to have any curiosity about the genres other than what they’ve already read in them, or seen on TV. If you don’t read outside your own genre, if you don’t read nonfiction, if you don’t read anything older than you are, if you don’t have an interest in current events outside of the need to reinforce your existing prejudices about the world — then you’re not going to produce anything that isn’t a recapitulation of the previous generation of work at best. You have to peer further, be a more curious and empathic person. That’s what SF and fantasy are supposed to be about, anyway — bigger and better horizons, right?

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Tags: interviews


Genji Press: Projects: No Plan Ever Survives First Contact With The Enemy Dept.

Plan ahead, lest you find yourself behind plan.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2014/03/13 10:00

Again, work and the busy-ness of settling in (finding a house, getting access to my stuff in storage) has intruded on blogging time. So, some Fold news, delivered with my customary lack of spoilers.

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Tags: John Cage Welcome to the Fold writing


Flight of the Vajra: The Crack In Everything Dept.

How I turned an intellectual failure into a creative success.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2014/03/07 10:00

One of the better pieces of creative advice I've received is "Look for the cracks in things." Leonard Cohen has a couplet along those lines: there's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. But the right way to apply that advice eluded me for a long time.

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Tags: Flight of the Vajra Science Fiction Repair Shop creativity science fiction writing


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