Mesh Update #3 – Why Must I Tell the Mesh Story?

As I’m building Mesh, I remembered that I promised to use the ‘Pixar Rules of Storytelling.‘ I went back and started filling these out as though I was doing an essay exam and the results have been surprising. Let me share with you the results of that exercise. I’ll post these from time to time to…

New Painting

Spent some time playing with HUD displays to create a new painting for Inkican. I create photoreal wallpapers from time to time. I’m including this in the Free Collection … grab it for yourself if you like it!

Enemy at the Gatekeepers

Reddit teaches you so much; I discovered the /r/gatekeeping/ forum and instantly fell in love. Gatekeeping is when someone takes it upon themselves to decide who does or does not have access or rights to a community or identity. Science fiction, as I’m sure you’re aware, is full of people just like this. Don’t get me…

You Learn More from Failure

Every day is another story. Drippy spring morning in Eugene. Wet earth and pine needles. Got a rejection notice from Asimov’s for “Search and Rescue.” No biggie, rejection is part of the game. What I found interesting was the advice that Asimov’s gave me. It’s a form-letter, but they thoughtfully included some insights any writer can…

Mesh Update #2 – Inspirations

Maybe you’re like me and you read the story of David Hahn, the kid who built a nuclear reactor in his mother’s shed and Taylor Wilson, the boy genius famous for building his own fusion reactor. Their stories inspire me as I write Mesh, because I think of the budding geniuses we currently have languishing in public…

Fast Scifi Notes – 05/07/2017

This ripped tendon is still affecting my typing – saving my writing energy for Mesh. Still seeing/reading/experiencing sci-fi, so let me jot down a few notes. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 I’m going to get some flack for this, but I don’t care. Having seen the first GotG, and now the second, I am remarkably…

Notes from the Forty-Year-Old Author

Ow. Life told me I was forty-years old by giving me a mallet finger deformity. Doesn’t look like much does it? I wish it felt that way – I jammed my middle finger and it stayed bent. The doctor says I tore the tendon in my last joint and that I was lucky. “If you waited…

Happy 4/20!

I don’t smoke pot, but I know 4/20 is a big day for stoners. Here’s a fun way to celebrate with them: Any time someone says ‘Happy 4/20’ to you, you can say “What? Celebrating Hitler’s birthday?? You monster!” See? You’ve given them the gift of knowledge and no harm done! Happy 4/20 everyone! –…