Archive of all blog posts tagged 'ideas'


Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 2: The Idea (2020/08/01 05:00)
The alterna-past setting and backstory for my new novel, 'Fall Of The Hammer'.


Nobody Cares Enough About Your Idea To Steal It, Part Nine Thousand And Seven (2019/08/31 08:00)
"Don't worry about someone stealing your good ideas. Worry about someone stealing your bad ones!"

Nobody Cares Enough About Your Idea To Steal It, Part Nine Thousand And Six (2019/08/11 08:00)
Ideas aren't what matter, anyway. Execution is. And beyond that, the habit of executing. But why do we get hung up about great ideas?


My Best Fiend [sic] (2018/12/06 05:00)
I ask of a friend not that we be in absolute harmony, but only that our discord be its own delight.

The Grand Mutation (2018/09/09 01:00)
For fun I sat down and mentally traced the progress of my earlier SF-space-opera thingy Flight Of The Vajra.

Nowhere Are We Commanded To Be Doormats (2018/09/07 08:00)
Kevin Drum dropped an aphorism worth repeating: "When you write, pretend you’re writing for people you respect."

It's X Meets Y, But With Z! (2018/07/03 05:00)
"There is no reading experience in an idea, only in its execution."

The Paradox Of Limits (2018/06/15 08:00)
Maybe we need to speak of focus rather than limits.

All The Things I Never Said (2018/06/09 08:00)
Most of my unpublished blogging simply isn't fit for public consumption. Here's what most of it is.


The Deep End Of The Pool (2017/09/09 08:00)
How to work with all those ideas swimming around in your head.

Unfinished Business Dept. (2017/06/29 07:00)
Stories abandoned and as yet unwritten have much in common.


Conversations (And Proversations) Dept. (2016/12/10 08:00)
With any story, it takes time to "get the conversation" about the story.


Nailing Jelly To The Surface Of The Pond Dept. (2014/12/20 10:00)
Getting your ideas together for a new story can be just that tough.

Sunk Costs And Time Regained Dept. (2014/01/08 10:00)
Why it's so hard for creative people to let go of something they've already sunk so much into.

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