Tagged with Orson Scott Card

New Podcast Up: Food and the Ender


In this latest podcast, Ryan and I discuss the importance of a good diet for the increase of creativity.  I’m an advocate of good food (healthy food) for the production of great creative spark.  We discuss the myth of coffee, a little bit about where we go to write and how these places can take … Continue reading

Emulation: How Much Is Too Much?


We all have our favorite books as writers.  All of us have that author we would aspire to write like and have the successes that that particular writer has had.  One problem that plagues many amateur writers is their self-imposed need to be exactly like “so and so” because that author is successful or has … Continue reading

Ender’s Game: A Long Awaited Movie


Fans of Orson Scott Card were giddy this week as the trailer for the long awaited film based on his classic novel Ender’s Game hit the internet.  Here is the trailer: In 1977 when this book released I was in 2nd grade and Star Wars had just hit theaters.  It wasn’t until Jedi was released in … Continue reading

Top Ten Favorite Books for This Writer


One writer to another, if you want to be a better writer, you must read good books.  I suppose you could read only books in your genre (which is recommended) but reading good authors to see what they do with the craft is quite mind-blowing and educational and will help in the long run to … Continue reading