I’m working on a lot of projects these days. As you can see from the site, I’m busy with enterprise technology articles. Plus, I’m the publisher and editor of MetaStellar, the fastest-growing new online science fiction and fantasy magazine and Hypergrid Business, one of the world’s top virtual reality blogs. Oh, and I’m writing a […]
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“Show, don’t tell” is the first lesson of Fiction Writing 101, and one of the easiest and quickest fixes is to replace the emotional adverbs and adjectives with some body language. For example, instead of “He said, sadly,” you could write, “He said with tears welling in his eyes.” Or, for a deep point of
Our master list of best resources for writers of fantasy, horror and sci-fi. Writing advice sites Writer’s Knowledge Base: Huge database of more than 40,000 articles about writing. Always my favorite place to start to research any writing problem (other than Google, of course). These are the best articles, from the top writing blogs. I
We’ve just started doing the initial design of the website for MetaStellar, our new magazine of speculative fiction. The magazine will officially launch on September 1. It will pay authors of new, previously unpublished short fiction 8 cents per word for fantasy, horror, and science fiction. We will only require first-time publication permissions. Authors will
I use Google Docs. Most writers use Microsoft Word, Scrivener, or Google Docs to write their novels, with a few other, lesser-known platforms thrown in. I also use other platforms, including Word and Filemaker — but I like Google Docs for writing groups because of its great collaboration features. Plus, it’s free. There are also
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This question has been coming up a lot lately, and there’s a whole speech I give about this, so I thought I’d write it down and just refer people to this post. It’s a topic right now because in the last few months all of the enterprise IT publications I write for have decided to
UPDATE FEB. 2021: Lately, I’ve been testing out a new online collaboration tool called Notion. The basic plan, which includes sharing with up to five collaborators, is free. It allows for embedded related tables. It supports PDF exports for things like invoices and contracts. It even has Kanban boards. It’s got functions. Upgrading to unlimited
New update, June 18: I’ve started a new virtual Zoom-based MeetUp group for speculative fiction writers. If you write science fiction, fantasy or horror, check us out. Update: Since this post was first published, several people have contacted me from all around the country wanting to drop into our meetings, and a couple have! We’re