August 27, 2017

Editor's note: This entry was originally published on the author's website on May 1, 2012 and appears here by special permission. -HG

“I’ll read more when I’m dead,” a student joked last week.

He honestly has little time to read, between the work he must generate fo...

July 24, 2017

Inspiration

There are many things that can inspire a person: a picture, a song, a person, an event, a possibility, even loss and disappointment. Artists draw on the world around them for their ideas. Sometimes something beautiful is born; sometimes something ugly is cre...

July 17, 2017

Stop me if you've heard this one before: a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a band of rebels thought they'd vanquished the evil Empire once and for all, so the universe celebrated. Except for Princess Leia, who knew the Empire wasn't gone, merely biding their...

June 26, 2017

Well, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff just shredded everything I knew about writing a novel. Thanks for that. 

I binged their 2015 Illuminae earlier this week, devouring more than a mere kick-ass story, feasting instead on a genre-bending master class.

Not genre as in the...

June 19, 2017

Editor's Note: This is part of the Writers comma Ice Cream visual writing prompt series. Each guest was shown the same picture and given five minutes to write to write a complete moment. -HG

"Hey watch out!" A stranger yelled past me.

I just kept walking. I mean who...

June 19, 2017

Editor's Note: This is part of the Writers comma Ice Cream visual writing prompt series. Each guest was shown the same picture and given five minutes to write to write a complete moment. -HG

The road tilted upward as a bridge to nowhere, inviting and scornful at th...