It began with The Stand, which made me think: In a crisis, bureaucracy and technology force us to set aside our humanity to help humanity.
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Until September 9, 2020, you can get my out-of-print short story collection as part of a StoryBundle package of 11 DRM-free ebooks for only $15.
An interview with Nick Zaino about writing, horror and my short story collection IT’S NOT THE END AND OTHER LIES.
Very happy to finally announce my short story “From One, Many; From Many, One” is one of five original stories published in the relaunch of AE – The Canadian Science Fiction Review. It mixes survivalism, conservationism and fundamentalism in a story about a parent’s love for his child, and how that love might have world-shaking […]
The interview Kate Heartfield and I did on CKCU’s Literary Landscapes on June 7 is now online. No download, but you can listen in a streaming player. We cover working with a mid-sized press, being over 40 with our first books, horror vs fantasy and our book launch on June 14!
Star Wars: A New Hope wasn’t always the near-perfect story we saw. Editors re-arranged Lucas’ story. For writers, this means you might not need to *rewrite* a broken story, just rearrange it.
When someone says “the story didn’t end, it just stopped” or “that ending took forever”, these might be symptoms of structural problems with your story. Learn how to zero-in on what’s wrong and how to fix it.
When someone says “it started slow” or “the middle drags”, these might be symptoms of structural problems with your story. Learn how to zero-in on what’s wrong and how to fix it.
We all wish we could talk to our younger selves. Here’s 25 things I would have told my 25-years ago self about spotting bullies, learning to accept (and let go of) friendship, and balance trends with individuality.
A good lesson for writiers: A series of mentors, who are established as characters and so don’t need arcs of their own, serve as gateways for Luke Skywalker’s hero’s journey. Each mentor represents a possible future. When they are lost, Luke must find his own future.