The 21 Best Space Opera Books – The Best Sci Fi Books

How many of these have you read? —- Like many popular terms, “space opera” was coined as an insult. It’s based on “soap opera” (nothing to do with music) and its original meaning was a “hacky, grinding, stinking, outworn, spaceship…

This Space Opera Book Is Pure Insane Fun

Silly names, over the top battles, dinosaurs — yes, I said dinosaurs. Sounds like my kind of book. Sign me up. —- Star Wars is over for now. The Expanse is off the air, and we have months to wait until Star Trek comes back to the big screen. So where are we going to […]

Write 3000 words every day, even when you don’t feel like it

Becoming a writer is about writing. Every day. My biggest challenge is that I write in my day job as well, so after producing 1000-3000 words 9-5, I come home and really don’t have it in me to write another 1000-3000 words. That’s exercise. You don’t start by running marathons, you start by running around […]

Conlanging — My New Obsession

Conlanging — Who knew?! —- I attended Windycon last Saturday and had a blast, but I also picked up a new obsession — Conlanging. Conlang (or constructed language) is a movement and community I knew nothing about until 2PM on…

Intermittent Fasting Shown to Improve Diabetes and Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

I’m thinking about trying this. Has anybody else done this kind of diet? I’m already doing #Coffiest in the morning and #Soylent for lunch. This wouldn’t be that big a step, I don’t think. —- Intermittent fasting is a powerful approach to eating that is becoming very popular because it can help you lose weight […]

Valerian Trailer Drops

I am a huge fan of Luc Besson, of the Valerian books, and The Fifth Element in particular. This looks so wonderful, and creative, and artistic. I’ll be there day one to watch it. Can’t wait.

10 MacBook Trackpad Gestures That Save You Time

I really hate trackpads and I always travel with a mouse for my laptop, but I have to admit there are some pretty cool gestures you can use on the pad. —- If you own a MacBook, you’re likely well aware of how scrolling and right-clicking work on the trackpad, but you may not know […]