If you lock the scale to the point where the Earth is a tennis ball, how large would the sun be? Well, about the width of a city street. But the sun, even though it’s larger than 80% of all stars in the universe, is actually quite small. How small? Watch and see. Read More
But I always think it’s fun to look at other people’s writing processes. So, here is mine. Read More
Fantasy writer Patricia C Wrede on how to train your first readers to give you the type of feedback that’s valuable to you. Really eye-opening if you haven’t thought about it before. Read More
There’s nothing wrong with doing lots of things all at once, as long as it’s fun. Everyone is happy, right?
Not quite. Read More
The power of persistence. Youtuber Eastory tries to start a war/history youtube channel. And fails. And fails again. And fails some more. And sinks a thousand hours into creating content before the channel subscriptions virtually explode. Pure inspiration. Read More
Right now I’m walking outside, it’s about 10 degrees Celsius. There are nice weather, a little bit wet since it’s in the fall.
And I’m dictating this
into my Voyager into my Plantronics Voyager 3200 headset.
Did you notice what just happened there? I said Voyager twice, because I missed a word. I’m not going to correct this in editing. All I’m going to do is clean up the punctuation and any spelling errors.
Everything else remains. So your
Everything else remains. So what you see here is the exact transcript of the exact words that I use. Read More
Neil Halloran’s amazing data-driven documentary. 18 minutes long, but it puts the scale of the losses into mind-boggling clarity. Watch it. Fear the implications. Decide to do something about it. Read More
On one hand, it could end.
There is enough for a cataclysmic showdown with everybody getting gunned down by the hero. That will make it rather short and I like the characters and setting. I’m not quite ready to leave them just yet. There is room for tidying up unfinished business.
But I have no idea how I’m going to do that. I’m pantsing it, writing in to the dark. I don’t know the world, I don’t know the hero, the opposition, the side characters. I’m inventing everything as I write. Read More
I don’t use the same method of writing as Hugh does, but his posts are still crammed with nuggets of wisdom that I found worthwhile. And if you’re more in line with his process, you’re bound to find illumination within.
I’d pay for this if it was published as a book. Now you get it for free. Read More
So I’m writing along and the story is flowing nicely. And then the characters decided to sit down and drink a cup of tea and chat about the weather, how their favorite sports team has lost the intergalactic space series, and how their shoes hurt, and…
And the story just grinds into a horrible, crashing halt.
It happens. Read More