Archive for September, 2011

Writing – The Ideas Factory

September 24th, 2011 4 comments

When I was a teenager, ideas came thick and fast. This stopped being the case long ago, but that doesn’t mean the ability to come up with new ideas is gone. Maybe I’m just out of practice. Read more…

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Too Many Projects

September 19th, 2011 No comments

About a month back I had a dream. Yeah, sure, nothing remarkable about that. We all have them. Why should we care?  Well, this was one of those vivid, weirdly coherent dreams. It kinda made sense at the time, but thinking about it now, it actually didn’t really make a whole lot of sense. Dreams are like that. Read more…

Writing hard or soft science fiction

September 10th, 2011 2 comments

Science fiction does not sell as well as fantasy. Theories abound as to why this might be. One such theory is that science fiction is assumed to be hard. That means both difficult and hard as in ‘hard science fiction’. But what is hard Sci-Fi versus the soft variety, and is there a way to write that appeals to readers of both? I investificate. Read more…

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Do you enjoy writing?

September 3rd, 2011 3 comments

Believe it or not, my primary reason for writing is not enjoyment. But I suspect that I’m not alone in that. History is littered with tortured writers, as those for whom writing is a party. Where do you fit in the spectrum? Read more…

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