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I was stuck. I needed to write a scene to get my protagonist out of a sticky situation and I didn't know what to do. It was literally the "man in the hole" scenario where I had made my alien stronger and stronger and the situation was getting more and more dire for...read more
When I write, I am waging war. Carving out the time to write is a daily battle (as I write this, my 5 year old is having a raging tantrum), sitting in the chair is a daily battle, and the long term objective is to win the war and write the books. All the books. So I...read more
I had never heard of Heinlein's Rules until I started reading Dean Wesley Smith's blog. The five rules are pretty straight forward and I paraphrase them here: Write. Finish what you start. Don't rewrite except to editorial order. Market your writing. Keep marketing...read more
A writing group I’m in came up with a plan. We were all going to write an assassin’s tale in our respective worlds as part of an omnibus. I write military sci fi set in the near future. How hard could this be? Ok, so it was hard. My title was total clickbait. Anyone...read more
Who are your favorite authors? What are your favorite books? If you have a voracious reading appetite and have finished up the stack on your desk, or the purchases on your Kindle, what do you do next? Amazon has figured you out. They serve you up the "also boughts"...read more