So, in my last two posts, I showed you two of the most important things required for a good Science Fiction story: A Bad Romance and A Good Travel Agent. Together these two elements tell us what’s troubling our hero or heroine; shows us the struggle they must endure to achieve their goal; and allows us to empathize with their pain and disappointments. So, what’s the third critical thing for a good SciFi story? What…
Category: My Self Publishing Journey
Inspiration to Write!
Here’s something to inspire and juice up your writing creativity. Worked for me! Tells us what works for you!
The Three Most Important Things for A Good SciFi Story- Part 2
The second most important ingredient to writing a good SciFi Story… Do you know what it is? Click here and find out!
The Three Most Important Things for A Good Science Fiction Story- Part 1
There are lots of things that go into writing a good SciFi, well any story really. The plot, the research, the background stories, the hidden agendas of the characters (and the author), the structure of the story (you know…the three acts thing). One can go on and on and on. But of all the things that make a good story, what are the three most important elements? What are those three critical ingredients that is…
Beta Reviewers Are Like Cherished Editors- Savor the Experience!
Here’s What Happens When You Work with Great Beta Readers and Editors. Yep, a Great Review!
Thanks and Wishes for a Happy 2023 New Year
Hello all! It’s only a few hours before we watch the NYC ball drop and march on to 2023! There were plenty of ups and downs for us all. But let’s face it, you wouldn’t know you were living if it wasn’t for all the pain and strife that somehow fades to happiness, love and peace. So, my wish for the New Year is that we all work to find common ground with those around…
What do you think of this rough illustration showing damage to the USS Princeton after a space battle with a Telrachnid gunship?
MILK RUN Update
Hi All! It’s taking me a bit longer to complete the next scene chapter for my new military SciFi novel MILK RUN. That’s because, unlike the other scenes posted, this is literally a brand new scene. The earlier scenes were created about six years ago. But I got writer’s block and things got real busy at the office. So, I stopped the project. Picking up where I left off, those scenes required less rework and…
Invite to Review GOD GAMES & An Alaskan Inspiration for a MILK RUN SciFi Adventure
OK, I’ll keep this short and sweet. Three things to tell you: I just got back from a wonderful vacation in Alaska that included a scenic train ride between Fairbanks and Anchorage, a lake cruise right up to a calving glacier in Portage and some flying over the marshland ending with stellar air pic of Anchorage and backdrop mountains. That got the writing juices flowing again as I put fingers to keyboard and continued the…
My New Office
So, here’s my recommendation for the perfect office. It’s not just a physical space. What’s more important is the state of mind that influences character development.