Monthly Archives: December 2014

THE SCI-FI PAPERBACK GRAB-BAG

Okay, let’s say you’re me. If you’re me, you never walk past a book store, you walk in to book stores, including used book stores. And when you’re in a used book store what you’re looking for are vintage science … Continue reading

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WRAPPING UP 2014

Two years ago, almost to the day, I wrote this: * * * For 2012, I want to do something a little bigger picture. One giant uber-resolution that I think will not only make me a better person overall in … Continue reading

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DONE!*

* But, y’know, not really yet. This morning I finished a project that I’ve been working on for a long time, a deadline I’ve blown, and one I can’t really tell you anything specific about, and holy crap was I … Continue reading

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THE LEGAL PAGE

Also known as a copyright page, every book has one . . . or anyway, every book better damn well have one. Take any book off your shelf, a library or book store shelf, and there it’ll be, almost always immediately following … Continue reading

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PACING AN ACTION SCENE

Sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to find an example of the work of an undisputed master of that particular skill, break it down to its components parts, and examine each element. Want to know … Continue reading

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