Posts Categorized: Deep Thoughts

Now, It’s Your Turn: What’s Happening in Your World?

This week I thought I’d do something completely different and turn the tables on you. Since I’m working on the fifth book in my post-apocalyptic Fantasy series The Malja Chronicles, I’ve had the business of world-building on my mind. You may not know this but, all year long I attend various Science Fiction and Fantasy… Read more »

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Podcast Nation: Podcasts Are Back Baby!

Every week, my wife and I record our podcast, The Eclectic Review.The idea’s pretty straightforward: my wife, Glory, is a scientist; I’m a science fiction and fantasy writer. Each week we take 30 minutes to discuss science, art, books, movies, TV, writing, and whatever else falls in our laps. It’s called eclectic after all. Click… Read more »

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7 Reasons Paranormal Fiction Keeps the Pages Turning

If you’re not reading something paranormal right now, well, you’re just not normal! Paranormal fiction, and its many subgenres, is seeing record sales and its popularity shows no signs of waning any time soon…not in this publishing universe anyway. What Makes Paranormal Fiction Paranormal? If you look up paranormal fiction, the geeks over at http://www.wisegeek.com… Read more »

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Parenting Through the Page

As a writer, reading has always been a significant part of my life. My parents divorced when I was little, so my Dad wasn’t around to tell me bedtime stories. I don’t recall my mother reading to me either (though I’m sure she did), but I do recall reading when I was very young. I… Read more »

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Delayed Inspiration or Dealing with The Slog

I talk a whole lot on this blog about inspiration for my writing, but there’s an underside to that conversation that I haven’t discussed yet — what about the times when there is no inspiration?  Does that even happen? Now, I’m not talking about the Muse.  Waiting around for that shoulder-rubbing, mind-blowing, exotic yet somewhat… Read more »

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The Wonderful Con

The main thrust of this blog is to focus on what influences the things writers write.  And while I have and will continue to discuss the influence of the great Bluesmen, other writers, movies, and more, one thing I’ve yet to bring up is the social aspect of our lives.  In particular, SF Conventions. See,… Read more »

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