Monthly Archives: January 2017

What I’m learning about writing fiction

I’m learning that the best stories are with characters built upon the framework of someone you know, the best struggles formed of those you know from within your own experiences. Unless you are a supremely talented, naturally gifted story teller, … Continue reading


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Sometimes progress means going back

I recently discovered Ursula K. Le Guin’s essay, A Non-Euclidean View of California as a Cold Place to Be, a far more stimulating piece for broader contemplation than the title suggests. You could also think non-linear if you are better … Continue reading

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Backstage plotting

Plotting magnum opus of Solarpunk (eco-futurism). Epic story driven by iconic protagonist: female, non-white, eccentric talents, devil-may-care, relentless. She has already arrived at the desired future destination as the story starts. Her struggle is to protect that promised land and … Continue reading

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Writing What You Know by Meg Files

My so-called writer’s vacation has changed. It doesn’t really feel like a vacation anymore and doesn’t deserve the term. It is not because I don’t enjoy writing, but because the writing is less about being a carefree story crafter, and … Continue reading

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