Holiday Storytelling

I recently read two holiday-themed short stories for Crime City Central, one with a darker thriller edge about a young girl wanting to making things better for her mother and little brother, the other a fun family romp involving English lessons and a trip to a mall’s Santa’s Village.   Read More...

Mind Meld: SF/F Items on Our Holiday Wishlists

I was asked to contribute to another Mind Meld, this time a holiday gifts edition!

MIND MELD: SF/F Items on Our Holiday Wishlists   Read More...

Essay of the Week: The Machinery of Love

Smart Pop Books has made my essay from the 2006 So Say We All collection about Battlestar Galactica one of their free essays this week!   Read More...

The Runaway Monster Movie

Remember how my summer project was to write a monster movie screenplay?

The characters, the main three kids, decided that the monster wasn’t a fun enough adventure and began writing their own story.   Read More...

Stay Drunk on Writing

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. — Ray Bradbury   Read More...

Telling Us All to Write, Dammit

Director/Writer/Producer Joe Carnahan (Smokin’ Aces, The A-Team, The Grey) has one of the most entertaining Twitter feeds out there.   Read More...

Turning Pro, and Do the Work

Steven Pressfield wrote a book that, when I first read it about 8 years ago, jumpstarted a spark of something that I thought I’d lost or had let die, unmourned. I must have read The War of Art straight through 3 times that first week I had it, trying to hold on to that bit of fire I was so afraid of losing again.   Read More...

Q: Is Science Fiction still the genre of “Big Ideas”?

That question was posed in a recent SF Signal Mind Meld, and while I had been asked to participate in this one, I wasn’t able to send back an answer in time; thinking about my answer actually raised a few questions about myself and my own writing that I think I needed to consider first.   Read More...

The Allure of Monster Movies

Someone not only had the idea to make a movie about a monster snow shark, but another group of someones gave that person real money to get that movie made.   Read More...

No Script Frenzy This Year

When I was employed earlier this year, I fully intended to give another go at Script Frenzy this year, the NaNoWriMo sister competition focused on writing screenplays and plays.   Read More...