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.
Category: Pop Culture
Thoughts on the passing of John Dunsworth, Jim Lahey in Trailer Park Boys.
My schedule for Limestone Genre Expo, happening June 3 – 4 in Kingston, ON. I’ll be doing panels, a reading and running a workshop.
My schedule for Ad Astra 2017, happening May 5 – 7 in Richmond Hill, ON. I’ll be doing panels on horror, John Carpenter and how fantasy novels have taken over TV.
Below, I’m going to encourage you to support Bundoran Press’ Indigogo campaign for 49th Parallels—their latest anthology of science fiction. But I’ll start by saying: I don’t think crowdfunding is a stable or reliable business model for publishers. There comes a point where readers say: “Why do I need to pay for something that you, as a business, […]
Here’s my schedule for Can-Con 2016, a SF/F/H convention in Ottawa September 9-11. I’m doing readings, panels and attending parties with leading voices in Canadian specfic.
A sci-fi convention might seem overwhelming to the shy or introverted, but these are safe spaces where it’s OK to be alone, not talk, read and be reflective. If you’ve never been to one, consider Can-Con 2016 in Ottawa, Sept. 9-11.
A quick theory of how Star Wars Episode VIII will begin, inspired by a fever dream while down with the flu.
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.
I came across this documentary and had to share. I live in Ottawa, which is Canada’s national capital. Thought a city of almost 1 million people, it lacks a vibrancy or energy that a city this size should have. This documentary examines how external perceptions (i.e., the residents carrying the blame for actions of government) and governmental […]