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A Writer’s Review: Blade Runner 2049

A Writer’s Review: Blade Runner 2049

As anyone who reads this blog would know, I’m a massive Philip K. Dick fan.  Recently there has been a huge flood of films and television programs adapting some of the greatest of Dick’s short stories and novels.  Of course, this is nothing new.  Hollywood has been mining his work for years. Blade Runner is … Continue reading

Speaking Engagement: A Poem

Speaking Engagement: A Poem

I was invited once again to Ryan McKinley’s “Ricochet” event, a speaking engagement where he invites speakers of various backgrounds to tell true stories about themselves for a welcome audience.  The show was broadcast live on Facebook and is on his podcast or will be soon. The premise is that the speakers have to tell a … Continue reading

5 Myths About Writing Science Fiction

5 Myths About Writing Science Fiction

So you want to write a science fiction novel.  However, you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing.  Perhaps you read science fiction like this humble author and you’d like to try your hand at writing something in the science fiction genre. Well, there are a few myths about science fiction novelists, and I’m … Continue reading

5 Steps to Shaking Writing Doldrums

5 Steps to Shaking Writing Doldrums

I promise, writing muse, I shall never write another book series.  I just don’t have it in me.  In the beginning, I started out writing this Five Rims series with vim and vigor.  I spent 6 months on the backstory and on the various planets and races encountered within the pages, but now that the final novel … Continue reading

Philip K. Dick and a Writer’s Subconscious

Currently I’m working on the third and final book in the Five Rims trilogy: “The Shibboleth Code”. It is an arduous task, and even though I love the characters and the setting and I feel like I’m really bringing the story to a close, I am so ready to get on with another book. I have ideas … Continue reading

SoonerCon: A Media Guest’s Retrospective

SoonerCon: A Media Guest’s Retrospective

Yesterday ended my weekend at SoonerCon 26, a local science-fiction/fantasy/writer’s convention in Midwest City, Oklahoma within a short driving distance of my house.  This was my second year being invited as a media guest, which means I’ve written a few books and have done some podcasting, so they allow me to come be part of … Continue reading