One pat of being a better writer that I’m wholly embracing is reading more. It’s like priming the pump. You load more words in, you get more (and often better) words out. Ideas are often contagious. Go catch some. —- Reading fiction has several benefits. So, if you aren’t reading fiction already, you should be. […]
A lot of people don’t know this, but I minored in Philosophy in college. My all time favorite philosopher was the stoic Marcus Aurelius. You might recognize him as the old dude what gets shanked at the beginning of Gladiator. I have two books I never get rid of, The Art of War by Sun […]
Good advice especially for writers. I’ve become a much more prolific writer since I’ve gotten back to reding more. —- Every year when I do my year in review, I get the question “how do you read so much?”
I love the fact that so many of these are in the US. I might never get to Austalia, but I can sure as Hell get to Detroit! —- There are thousands of getaways to explore this year. Here are some ideas to get you started.
This is the first of a series of posts outlining my approach to worldbuilding. Who am I to be discussing such a complex and multifaceted thing? Well, I started as an illustrator, then became a game designer, comics writer, and now I’m the author of several books and short stories. In every case, I’ve been […]
OK, so that’s 35 out of about 100,000 users — or about 1.22%. What do you think about them odds? Is it the cream that rises to the top, or just the luckiest? It seems to me the people being most successful are those that already had a big following. To make crowdsourcing work you […]
I love the fact that it all comes full circle. —- Who better than the world’s biggest book lovers to recommend the titles you should be reading?
In real life and on the internet we are surrounded by loudmouth shitbirds and bald ass jackanapes! They shout us down with opinions they see as just as valid as our facts. They distrust science and continue to believe idiotic fairy-tales. They cling to their mediocrity and mendacity and see intellectualism as something to be […]
This reminds me so much of Avatar. Great animation. Terrific characters. I very much enjoyed the first season.
I’m doing rewrites on my short story collection, pushing hard to get it done this week so I have time to order books for a release party at ConFusion on January 19th. The tension between, “git’r done,” and the desire to make it right is palpable, but I’m focusing on three things I know I have […]