I won’t commit idea theft myself, so Wil Wheaton‘s original post is here. Here’s an opinion on Slate. I agree with both views. I offer what I write free on this blog; what I’m writing for Exploits of a Midnight Traveler is also free — but no one is being paid for it. In the case […]
This site moving
I haven’t updated this blog in a month. The reason for that is the limits that the WordPress hosting system puts on me. For a free blog they’re okay but not for my personal brand. Update soon.
Space Opera — What is It?
This is a genre that’s existed for decades, but it’s often misunderstood. It was considered as Science Fiction in the 1950s, the Golden Age of Science Fiction, but it’s really a form of Science Fantasy. There are many worlds of aliens, in fact hundreds, which gave it the veneer of science fiction. How it no […]
Cats and Writers
Today I’ll examine something less weighty; appropriate as it should not be a day for deep thoughts. It is Sunday, after all! What I’d like to discuss is how many writers (including me) have cats. My publishing imprint (Bosulliman Press) is based on a cat theme too. The origin of the name I’ll cover in […]
In Praise of Mark Twain
This is later than I planned initially, so I’ll end up posting a few days in a row to compensate. I planned this post for Monday: I’m a great admirer of Mark Twain (born Samuel Clemens. Biographies here and here). He was a prolific author, a witty humorist and a man of many great quotes. […]
Long Live the Legion!
This is not like my typical posts on this blog, but I wished to share my views anyway. DC Comics have announced they will soon be cancelling the series due to poor sales. Paul Levitz – a writing legend on the series, and Keith Giffen – art legend on same – couldn’t save the title. […]
When People Write for Free, Who Pays?
Article on Gawker I write articles for the newsletter at work. I don’t get paid any extra for it, You could say that I’m writing for free. Is this bad? I don’t think so. This month I’ll be launching my first Kindle novels through Indiegogo (trust me, you’ll hear about it here among other sources), […]
Ultimately not, but from different approaches: Write On: Can We Teach Writing? The Best Writing Advice You’ll Ever Get I fall between those two camps. I took 2 classes in creative writing 28 years ago in CEGEP (junior college here in Quebec. Grades 12 and 13 in the rest of Canada). I learned the mechanics […]
Writing Curmudgeons Need Not Apply
I curate a Tumblr of writing articles here. One piece that I’ve been hearing for days: “…when a writer named Julian Tepper waited on Roth at a Manhattan deli, and, with pride and fear, gave him a copy of his first novel. (Note, please: Tepper has published a novel with a legit publisher, and he is […]
RPG Writing Links to Other Forms
In a recent Kickstarter project e-mail update a man named Stan! Brown was just announced as writing a sourcebook. His biography blurb states: “Stan! is the award-winning author of 2 novels, 15 short stories, more than 60 gaming products, and innumerable cartoons and comics.” This isn’t a surprise to me: Mike Pondsmith: I first read his […]