MILK RUN- Rail Gun Battle Technology

MILK RUN is a series of scifi battles on many fronts- in space, the heart, between generations, with drug addiction and brainwashing. But for fun, I’m going to talk a little about a space battle weapon featured prominently in MILK RUN. The novel starts out in orbit around Saturn where a small Telrachnid gunship shoots out “a red hot stream of fiery particles“ at Earth’s newest battle space cruiser. The attack slices up the hind…

MILK RUN- The Story’s Double Whammy Low Point

A story’s Low Point throws you deep into the valley of despair where you, like our hero, feel closed in by walls too high to overcome. This is the fourth of the seven skeleton bones for my new novel MILK RUN. This fourth bone—the Low Point—is where Captain Toby is as far as it seems possible from achieving his goal.  Three quarters of the way into the story, this is the all-hope-is-lost point.  And for MILK RUN, there is a…

MILK RUN- The Story’s Diverse SciFi Characters: Toby and Smriti

In my last blog I talked about diversity of characters in books.   So for this week, I decided to take a break from showing you the bones of MILK RUN to talk about the novel’s characters. It’s still a work in progress as I settle on the book’s plot points. But there are certain things I wanted to establish up front with the character backgrounds. The main characters of MILK RUN are: Captain Toby, Dr.…

MILK RUN- The Story’s Midpoint

Here’s the third of the seven skeleton bones for my new novel MILK RUN—a science fiction space battle tale about a young captain fresh out of space command school on his first assignment as captain of the USS Princeton, an old destroyer class spacecraft. Earth is losing the war against the Telrachnids and our young captain is chosen to deliver a new weapon to a secret starbase far from the front line fighting.   But what our…

MILK RUN- The Story’s First Act Turn

Here’s the second of the seven skeleton bones for my new novel MILK RUN—a science fiction space battle tale about a young captain fresh out of space command school on his first assignment as captain of the USS Princeton, an old destroyer class spacecraft. Earth is losing the war against the Telrachnids and our young captain is chosen to deliver a new weapon to a secret starbase far from the front line fighting.   But what…

MILK RUN- The Story’s Inciting Incident- Smriti

So here’s the first of the seven skeleton bones for my new novel MILK RUN—a science fiction space battle tale about a young captain fresh out of space command school on his first assignment as captain of the USS Princeton, an old destroyer class spacecraft. Earth is losing the war against the Telrachnids and our young captain is chosen to deliver a new weapon to a secret starbase far from the front line fighting.   But…

Milk Run & the Seven Bones of the Story

Hey folks, I’m writing a new book! It’s called MILK RUN, a science fiction novel about a young captain fresh out of space command school on his first assignment as captain of the DDG-S Princeton, an old destroyer class spacecraft. Earth is losing the war against the Telrachnids and our young captain is chosen to deliver a new weapon to a secret star base far from the front line fighting.   But what our hero thought…