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

New Podcast Up: Some Monkeying Around With Kiefer

New Podcast Up: Some Monkeying Around With Kiefer

We talk “12 Monkeys” the series and how it stacks up against the Terry Gilliam film. We also discuss the film “Forsaken” where father and son Sutherland show us that the old west is still pretty cool. And Roger makes a case for Kiefer running for president. You can find the episode here.

New Podcast Up: “Logan in the Wasteland”

In this podcast episode, Richard and I discuss the film Logan starring Hugh Jackman.  We specifically talk about the black and white version that was released with some blu-ray copies.  Above all, what made the film work from a writer’s standpoint and what can writers learn from it?  We also discuss the dollar rental of the … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: A Single Groot

What made “Guardians 2” such a good film? Characters! We discuss the character driven story and specifically what Guardians 2 got right. What made Guardians 2 work from a writer’s perspective?  We also mourn the passing of Chris Cornell by talking about the film “Singles”, a 90’s film that defined the grunge era and cameoed … Continue reading