I read quite a bit. Right now, I'm finishing up Ender's Game, and, frankly, I appreciate Card's tempo and delivery. The book is a simple read in comparison to other military science fiction I've read, and especially pleasing in comparison to some other epic science fiction I've been consumed by recently. Herbert, for example, … Continue reading Method – Without Apology (with Tangential Review of Ender’s Game)
Let me tell you about my novel. I finished it yesterday. I hesitated at the end of my narrative to write "The End", because it is not the end. It is barely the beginning. For the past three years, I've participated in NaNoWriMo, and for the last three years, I've won NaNoWriMo. In 2011, my … Continue reading The End and Other Lies
I've done it again. There are ten days left and I have about 30,000 words to write. Luckily, I have an amazing support system in the form of my partner/companion/lover/best friend/fellow geek/supergenius. JD always helps me through, even when I'm hopelessly stuck, and for that I will never be able to repay her. I wrote … Continue reading Comeback Kid
It's Day One, and I've written like 2,182 words for NaNoWriMo. Not bad. Here's what i wrote today. Ambiguous enough that I don't care if you read it, it's not giving anything at all away. In case you don't know, this is the third part of my science fiction novel The Ninth Power (formerly The … Continue reading The Ninth Power – An Excerpt
National Novel Writing Month is November - which is right around the corner. In case you did not know, I participated the last two years and was successful in writing 100,000 words of what will be my first novel. If you're interested in participating, go here. So, what I'm in for is 50,000 words in … Continue reading The Ninth Power – NaNoWriMo 2013
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