Cramped Futures

I like inventing futures.  It’s fun to think of what humans will be like a thousand years from now.  There are the “macro” factors, like economics, sexuality, art, politics, and starships (of course).  But part of the fun is also thinking of the minutiae. Will we still drink coffee in the year 3000? Will schools and learning be drastically different? …

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The First Draft

In the early 1990s, George R.R. Martin (GRRM) called it quits with Hollywood and hunkered down at his home in New Mexico.  He was tired of being told to cut his scripts down, and he wanted to write a sprawling epic that was not constrained by budgets or other meddlesome hands.  He began to write his A Song of Ice …

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The Novel

I have a guest post up at Natalia Sylvester‘s blog about the long, sometimes-humorous, sometimes-frustrating journey of my current Work in Progress, a galaxy-spinning novel that combines science fiction, mythology, and anything else rattling around inside my brain. I’m not big on setting up counters on word counts or progress meters or anything like that.  But  at the end of …

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V: The Series

V:  The Series rocked my world when it came out in 1984.  The Star Wars Trilogy ignited my desire to tell stories, but the original V:  The Series taught me that there were many different ways a story can be told.  For my  nine-year-old self, the series itself took risks that today are commonplace in shows like Lost or The …

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