Donald Trump Is A Big Orange Bag Of Supervillain Tropes

If I wrote Donald Trump as a character, he would never fly outside of overt satire. “He's too one-dimensional, too absurdly over the top, too poorly conceived. But worst of all, he's just a trope. In fact, you threw every major supervillain trope but one together and called it done.” You'd be right, too. First... Continue Reading →

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Primalist “Weekend BCE” Event Marred By Arrests: Science Fiction News Network 2259

  For over 50 years Primalists have been gathering for “Weekend BCE,” in which they attempt to emulate life as it was for rural hunters and gatherers over 2,000 years ago. They gather on Earth Day weekend, the last full weekend of April, for an extended contention, beginning on Thursday and conducting closing ceremonies at... Continue Reading →

Proofreading Is Vtal

We love to read (I feel safe including everyone -- who comes to a blog to NOT read?). Writers love to write -- or at least, love-hate. Editing is sometimes a chore, but really it's going over the rough of the story we want to tell and smoothing it into the best version of the... Continue Reading →

Little Observations…

...are a big part of being a science fiction writer. Of being a writer in general, really. Some nonfiction writers might be exceptions -- a writer of specialized technical texts, maybe, for example -- but even most nonfiction writers are doing the same thing that fiction writers and poets are doing: writing things that are... Continue Reading →

Hacking A Story Apart…

(This post first appeared on my Patreon page on 24 February. Patrons -- even if all they can spare is one thin dollar per month -- see my posts first. They also get to see the stories I publish 30 days in advance, plus a FREE .pdf copy, even if I charge for the ebook... Continue Reading →

Holy Plot!

(This post originally appeared on my Patreon, on 30 January 2016. You can see the post there, or see why I'm on Patreon (hint: I FIGURED OUT WHAT I WANT TO DO WHEN I GROW UP YAAAY BUT OH MONEY YEAH I DON'T HAVE MUCH OF THAT STUFF) by clicking appropriately. Here or there, thanks for... Continue Reading →

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