Daydreams are better than video games, theme parks, books, comics, Shakespeare in the Park or even big-budget movies. In the late seventies and early eighties, I realized there was nothing I dreaded more than being bored. Home Alone. Too much time on my hands. The internet not existing. Stories from books and movies took on […]
Why do we read science fiction? To travel the stars in the company of characters on grand adventures? To witness the hero’s journey from Tatooine to Endor? Perhaps the harsh sands of Arrakis and the secrets of the sandworms are more to your taste. Or is it the void itself, where lost fleets struggle for […]
Moon Log – September 16, 2020
Writing the ending of a novel, especially the third in a series, can be loads of fun, or pure hell. But it’s rarely easy. Today I’m crafting the grand finale of this alien invasion action fest. The kids are finally in school again; the house is quiet, and I’m full of ambition, coffee, and dreams […]
This post is personal. I decided to make my living as a writer when I was twelve years old, but allowed life to dictate terms. Many blessings have fallen to me, and I am grateful. I thank God every day. My job is meaningful and provides for my family, so I am fortunate to have […]
Should I watch the rest of Picard? This might sound like an obvious question since I already paid for the subscription service. I’m a sucker for these things, even though I rarely have time to watch television—not near as much as I’d like to. When an entire series dedicated to Jean-Luc arrived on Thursday, January […]
Yes, that’s clickbait. Sort of. But it’s also what’s on my mind. I’m not much of a drinker these days, but my friends still have a running joke about my tastes. I love Guinness. Ralph Kern, author of the Great War calls it the Devil’s Ass Water. He’s not a fan, but for me, the […]
Good morning friends and neighbors. I had some thoughts this morning. Some were fit for sharing (but most weren’t… let’s be honest!) You may have guessed that I’m in a strange mood. So many things are happening. I could give a bunch of updates about my writing career, or how many times I walked my […]
We breakdown the various story elements that are making this new show a worldwide success!
Josh, Scott and Chuck dive into a great topic on Character Personalities.
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