Recent posts tagged influences


2021


Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 4: The Story

How the diverse influences for 'Flight Of The Vajra' shaped its story.

Getting It From Somewhere Else

On how new influences keep every kind of art healthy, including and especially popular arts.

Behind The Scenes With 'Flight Of The Vajra', Pt. 3: The Influences

How everything from 'Dune' and 'Tron: Legacy' to 'Cowboy Bebop' fed into 'Flight Of The Vajra'.

2020


Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 4: The Story

How everything from 'The Stars My Destination' to 'Streets Of Fire' (and even 'Justice League', in a negative way!) fed into the making of my new novel.

Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 3: The Influences

A rundown of some of the other stories and films that influenced 'Hammer''s growth and direction.

2019


Anxiety Of Influence, Once Again

You don't want to run from your influences. You want to walk away from them.

2018


Spelunking The Inner Archive

Compiling that list of influences the other day was like performing archival research on myself.

Under My Influences

The stories, films, music, and other things that stuck with me.

Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 4: The Story

How the diverse influences for my new novel shaped its story.

Behind The Scenes With 'AONO', Pt. 3: The Influences

How everything from 'John Wick' and 'Strange Days' to 'Rurouni Kenshin' fed into my new novel.

2017


Xanax For The Anxiety Of Influence

The other night, in discussion with friends of mine, it came up that most every generation of creators seems to be influenced by whatever happens to be in popular culture at the time. Previous generations were influenced by Star Trek or Star Wars; the last generation or so was influenced by the first wave of anime crashing on American shores; the current generation is surrounded by Harry Potter and now love-triangle YA dystopias.

Lipstick Traces Dept.

'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' and its hidden influences.

2012


Other Paths Dept.

SF has its Jack Londons and Joseph Conrads, but where are its Virginia Woolfs or Thomas Manns, among others?


See other influences posts for 2012

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