25
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 … 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