Poultry, domestic fowl, or chicken?

The dangers of synonyms. Read More...

Swan (songs) a swimming

Getting the endings right for each character. Read More...

One problem with prequels

The flip side of “what’s it mean?” Read More...

Getting unstuck

How I got a long stalled story moving again. Read More...

Semi-autobiographical, part 2

A myth about writers and writing. Read More...

An elf, a shapeshifter, and a knight walk into a bar...

Why elves? Or talking animals? Or ? Read More...

...and a cast of thousands!

The more the merrier! Read More...

"Maybe it was the heavy syrup?"

Originality is a myth. Read More...

Sometimes you just need to scrap it

Knowing what to cut is underrated. Read More...

Predictable

A good mystery isn’t simply about surprise... Read More...

Remembering Bradbury

In which I confess about my fear of Ray Bradbury’s writing... Read More...

Some of my best friends are...

How a deflecting defense just doesn't add up. Read More...