Scene Breakdown – Return of the King

“A time may come soon," said he, "when none will return. Then there will be need of valour without renown, for none shall remember the deeds that are done in the last defence of your homes. Yet the deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised." She answered: "All your words are but … Continue reading Scene Breakdown – Return of the King

Scene Breakdown – “The Name of the Doctor”

This is a new thing I'm trying, where I break down a scene from TV, a movie, or a novel and discuss WHY it's so damn good. If you dont' want spoilers, well...mind yourself. "You're always here to me. And I always listen. And I can always hear you." This might be one of the … Continue reading Scene Breakdown – “The Name of the Doctor”

Strip Mining Your Head – What It Means to Write From Experience

No wonder writing is such hard work! You’re strip mining your own head, every day, searching for this stuff – and then those moments of revelation are like a godsend. -Russel T Davies, The Writer's Tale I often write from experience, and if you're a writer yourself, you'll know how awkward that is to explain … Continue reading Strip Mining Your Head – What It Means to Write From Experience

Borders (in Self-Publishing): What’s Up With That?

Self-publishing: it's the ultimate liberator, they say. It cuts out the middle-man and allows authors direct access to their own profits. It gives writers complete creative control. It's faster, and more rewarding. Assuming you're American. To be clear, I live in the States. I've been nodding along merrily, preaching the good self-publishing news...and then I … Continue reading Borders (in Self-Publishing): What’s Up With That?

The Wild, Wild Web – A Retrospective

A long time ago, when I was just some kid stumbling around the (comparatively) early days of the internet, there was this...website. It was, essentially, a sort of erotically-charged choose-your-own-adventure, where clicking on pictures of doors or stairs or hallways would take you to different parts of the "mansion" where you found little flash-fiction and … Continue reading The Wild, Wild Web – A Retrospective