Archive for April 24th, 2012

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So, a Writer walks into a coffee shop…

I’m writing this in a small, hip, yet not over the top diner near my apartment. It’s one of my favorite places. I can walk here when the weather’s nice (which it usually is). I know the servers and the managers. My poor math skills result in them getting tipped well, and they give me a free dessert or a […]

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Midnight City Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

Midnight City, the first book of the Conquered Earth series, is available for pre-order on Amazon

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Crafting a Narrative: Plotting vs. Streaming

  “I distrust plot for two reasons: first, because our lives are largely plotless, even when you add in all our reasonable precautions and careful planning; and second, because I believe plotting and the spontaneity of real creation aren’t compatible. It’s best that I be as clear about this as I can – I want you to understand that my […]

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Suspension of Disbelief in Classic Speculative Fiction

  “I am forced into speech because men of science have refused to follow my advice without knowing why. It is altogether against my will that I tell my reasons for opposing this contemplated invasion of the antarctic – with its vast fossil hunt and its wholesale boring and melting of the ancient ice caps. And I am the more […]