With the day job, I find myself around a lot of very interesting characters – some crazy smart people. Which is always good.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I hang out with crazy smart people every time I’m with my wife. I read crazy smart people on the…
I have just made the official announcement on the Galley Table podcast, which will be up on Youtube later, but I should mention it here also.
Effective a week ago, I stepped down as managing editor of FlagShip and Flying Island Press. Reasons are many,…
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☛ FlagShip - Captain’s Review – A Few Good Men
Is it too late to get out in front of the train and yell “DAGNABIT, STOP!”
tl;dr version of the review – A Few Good Men is a good read for older teens, but I felt it was a little… disconnected from the struggle going on. Also, the protagonist is gay. Some people are going to be put off by that, which I understand, but I would encourage parents who might be worried about that to read the book and discuss the issues involved with their families. And not just that issue – there’s a lot in here about freedom, responsibility, and some parallels to the American Revolution. 4 out of 5 stars.
Click through for a spoiler-laden review of this spinoff from Sarah A. Hoyt’s Darkship series.
Wow. For all his world building, Tolkien had his moments of pantsing also.
The other day, as I was tootling around the internets, I happened upon a very quick exchange between one of my favorite authors and some random dude. They were talking about Kickstarter.
Kickstarter, said the author, isn’t charity. It’s an open market.…
☛ When I sit down to write a book | The Passive Voice | Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe
It’s a short enough quote to post here, but you really should be reading Passive Voice.
“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”
- George Orwell
Reading David Farland’s Million Dollar Outlines, and liked the first exercise so much I thought I’d post it here.
It’s easy enough.
Sit down for ten minutes.
Think of five things you most like in your fiction. Then identify what you think is the biggest…
Holy cow, it’s almost done.
I wrote Battlehymn with a vague inkling of where it might be headed. I borrowed from a number of places including LDS scriptures, the works of John Ringo, Macross Frontier, etc. And I wrote it pretty quick – it was a NaNoWriMo novel, after all, and the…
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It’s day one. Yes, it’s an arbitrary distinction, but it’s one I am wholeheartedly embracing.
After taking a look at my writing goals for this year, here’s what I’m doing. I’m erasing the Google Docs tracker that you see in the sidebar, and re-assessing…
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