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Star Trek lessons – writing out of the box

I’ve long thought most of the Star Trek franchise series and movies – the ones made between 1977 and 2005 – to be epic fails both as good SF and, more to the point, as good dramatic story-telling. 614 more words


Writers, When Do You Write?

When I first crashed on this planet, many hundreds of days ago, I was enamored with television shows, movies, video games, and books. But as I’ve gotten used to the atmosphere (I think I am about 96% Human at this point), I’ve become too busy to do everything. 131 more words


On Writing - A Memoir Of The Craft

I have tried my hand at writing fiction, so perhaps you’ll allow me a self-indulgent review: Stephen King’s book On Writing.

He defines stories as “vividly imagined waking dreams,” a form of telepathy between writer and reader over time and space. 1,024 more words

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How to Choose a Topic To Write About

I sat down and though, “Hmmm, I should write a blog post. But about what? Oh, I know! About picking topics to write about! Gosh I’m clever.” 668 more words


Ten Tips for the Beginning Travel Writer

Next year I will be traveling to Ireland with some friends and it got me thinking about travel writing. Wouldn’t it be awesome to get paid to travel around the world and write about your experiences? 309 more words

Travel Writing

Is it better to write or type?

It sounds like a simple question, but for some writers, it’s a tough one.

I have a sentimental attachment to paper (although not quite environmentally friendly… 87 more words


Why You Should Quit Screenwriting

My latest in Script Magazine –

Screenwriting is one of the most challenging, fun, difficult and wonderful forms of writing. To write cinematically and kinetically and to imagine your story on the big screen is intoxicating. 173 more words