Those Who Wait … ?

The writing game appears to be fraught with long periods of silence while you wait to hear from publishers on the acceptance or rejection of your work. As frustrating as that is, nobody has discovered an answer for it. ‘First thing you learn,’ as Lou Reed was fond of saying, ‘is that you always gotta…

I See You

I see you. The nerd. The geek. The forgotten. The ignored. You were different, you knew that, but it wasn’t supposed to matter. Chubby cheeks, frizzy hair, funny glasses and ratty sneakers. A nose that goes on for days.You were last to be picked at kickball but the first to get picked on. Who decided…

Working on a Book Proposal: “Mesh”

Without giving away the store, let me say that I’m working on a proposal and will keep you posted. Mesh is ‘Fight Club meets Stranger Things.’ Meanwhile, I’ve updated the Novels page and added a new project page to cover whatever Mesh turns into. The backstory is interesting unto itself but there’s too many details…

Make Happy

Remember what I said about building audiences for fun and profit? How about that part where I said ‘use your powers for good?’ Now it’s time to put that into practice. I just finished watching this video and it’s an amazing explanation of neurolinguistic programming, emotions and how videos become viral. Understanding how people think…

SciFi For the Rest of Us

I don’t know about you but I love those ‘For Dummies’ books. They make so many complex topics accessible and they do it in a non-judgemental format. In fact, I remember buying the first book Dan Gookin wrote, “DOS for Dummies” and picking up other ‘For Dummies’ books as time went on. I know I’m…

Three Field System to Maximize Creativity?

My life is something of a science project, and I think I’ve stumbled onto something. Let me start out by expressing this in appropriate nerd language: Question: How do you maintain creativity over time? Background: Many writer friends talk about ways to avoid or recover from burn-out. It seems like you can’t do one kind…