Forgive me - I don't outline, I spew until I stop. Tangents are my slippery tentacles. I've been an avid gamer since I was tiny. I remember the original Mario Bros. and Joust stand-ups at Safeway. I remember pizza-smeared tabletop Space Invaders at Godfather's Pizza. Video games have been a part of my life since … Continue reading The Other Reality: Or How I Learned to Stop Grinding and Love the Multiverse
After two decades of hard work, long hours of research, many gallons of alcohol, and two exorcisms, I have completed my futurist manifesto. Here it is, and may you find something in it that changes your future for the better. And remember: There is no greater adversary in life than the person you were yesterday. … Continue reading My Futurist Manifesto
I wrote this a while back and recently reworked it - new clay, new vision. You won't get the orphic reference until the end, but I insist the entire piece is merely a riff on inverted reflections of lyrical cubism in a variegated temporal dysphoria as seen through orange glass during a supernova hurricane of … Continue reading My Life Story: A Prequel (or Orphic Distraction)
Well, there's another short story off to meet its fortunes. I'm channeling Asimov - only I'm not nineteen, this isn't the pulp era, and I'm not a supergenius. Maybe I should try harder. It just seems to me that I spend entirely too little time writing, and yet I still manage to roll out material … Continue reading It’s Away!
I don't often offer advice or wisdom for aspiring writers, and please don't think that I consider myself an expert. Consider this just my way of sharing my experiences as an aspiring writer myself. I try to maintain a rich and diverse roster of books I've read or plan to read. I tend to focus … Continue reading On Building Better Worlds
With the last of my first batch of pro mags having returned polite rejections, I'm now back to development and redevelopment. Maybe you've heard me mention "Pushing Daisy". It's the first piece I ever submitted to professional publishers and has had the most rejections, but also the most positive feedback. It's just not quite good … Continue reading Status Update
PLEASE STAND BY Nothing makes me want to go back to school more than people that do not deserve the credit they are given. As I'm stuck in endless development meetings while my regular work - work that brings us money - suffers, I notice a trend: Other people just want our money. A couple … Continue reading Flash Rant – #2083