The title says it all… Read More
Because everyone needs infinite drawings of tanks.
Yes, you do, too. Read More
You’re creating content that will sell for the rest of your life.
Not for a week, not for a month, not for a year, not even for a decade.
Your whole life, this stuff’s going to be selling, and you’ve got cycles when you can bring these series back so you’ll always be able to make money. Read More
‘Telling the reader’ means giving the reader the conclusion they would draw, without giving them any of the actions or thoughts or descriptions that would lead them to that conclusion.
Yeah, Patricia C Wrede knows how it is. And should be writing writing books for a living. In addition to her fantasy, of course. But, failing that, we’ve got her blog to turn to. Read More
Is your home, your workplace, your Friendly Neighborhood Military Installation safe?
Likely not. Read More
Egoism should be neutral. Like any tool, it can be good or bad.
Yes, you can be a self-absorbed, egocentric (note: egocentric isn’t always a bad thing either), self-absorbed, pompous mutt (those are bad words).
But in our society, we live with the strange duality that we’re too egoistic and at the same time, not egoistic enough.
Let me explain. Read More
When reality beats movies. Old geezers, World War II, spies, everything you need from a good story, and then Lindybeige, the master of WWII storytelling, to make a good story great. Be warned, it’s 1,5 hours long, but there are pictures.
The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse – how middle-aged amateurs defeated the German navy Read More
Fun, plain and simple.
Removing the “must” part from “I must write,” turning it into a simple “I write.”
For me, fun is what made that happen. No pressure, no self-recrimination, no “the world should be this way, and I should be that way with it.” Just plain fun. Read More
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
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