December 12, 2017

The Five Stages of Writing

The Sun sets on another productive (?) day.

It’s a daily battle that every writer must struggle with.

There’s a great scene in the British TV sitcom Spaced, where Daisey sits down and prepares to engage in the act of writing. As she looks around her, she sees chaos. Dishes needing to be washed. Pots needing to be scrubbed. Anything suddenly looks more appealing than putting the first word on a page. As the situation devolves, a decision is finally reached: “Let’s have a party,” she declares, knowing that the panic instilled in herself by the imminent arrival of friends now gives her a very good reason to quit writing and instead clean house. [Read more...]

18.10.11: All Hail the Necronomicon!

Invading planet Earth this weekend!

In the Saint Petersburg, Florida area this weekend? Let me turn you on to one of Tampa Bay’s premiere events; the Necronomicon, a convention of all things science fiction, fantasy and horror which celebrates its 30th anniversary in a ‘fest of all things wacky and weird. This year, Hugo award winning author Ben Bova (Millennium, Out of the Sun, and the Grand Tour series) will be the guest of honor, and the ‘Con will feature piles o’ panels, events, and a unique masquerade ball known as the Necronomi-Prom… [Read more...]