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September

Complexity

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Sto­ries are about people, and people are as incred­ibly com­pli­cated as the world they inhabit. One of the things I like least about spec­u­la­tive fic­tion is the ten­dency to over­sim­plify. How many sci­ence fic­tion sto­ries have you read that center … Con­tinue reading

18
September

Less Drama

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I’m dis­cov­ering that full time writing is an intensely stressful occu­pa­tion. You get to enjoy every­thing that’s risky about being an entre­pre­neur and every­thing that’s risky about being an artist all at the same time. Screw up on the job as an … Con­tinue reading

11
September

Pigeons, Pellets and Quality

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Go read Tobias Buckell’s blog post on Pigeons and Pel­lets, then come on back here. It’s a great piece that makes an impor­tant point about why we write and how we can moti­vate our­selves to keep going. It’s so great that … Con­tinue reading

4
September

Pay Day

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It’s an odd thing, get­ting choked up over a pay­check. But it makes sense. You can guess what my biggest fear is with this whole grand exper­i­ment: That I’ll fail. That I’ll have to throw up my hands and go … Con­tinue reading