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Point of View: What I’m Thankful For in 2015

Santa Scott

Hey all, It’s almost the end of the year, and I find myself getting a little somber and reflective. It’s been a good year–a year of changes, some of them difficult, and some of them extremely rewarding. Angel and I have started referring to it as “the year of the learning curve”. So for today’s … Read more

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Point of View: Writing Serial Fiction

River City

About five months ago, I was at Rainbow Con, and attended a session with Alex Woolfson and Adam DeKraker of “The Young Protectors” fame. The Young Guardians, for those who aren’t familiar with it, is an LGBT superheroes comic. Alex and Adam put together a new page once a week and post it for free … Read more

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Point Of View: Getting Into My Writing Groove

Write Like the Wind

Every author has things they do to help them write and be more creative. Some of these are superstitions – like not changing their socks or underwear until a project is finished (and yes, that is disgusting). Others are habits – things they do on a regular basis to ensure they have time to get … Read more

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Point of View: The Last Day of NaNoWriMo

NaNo Scott

NaNoWriMo is almost over. It’s been 30 days of absolute writing madness, and I almost didn’t do it at all. I first heard about this epic writing event last year, and I knew absolutely nothing about what it was, or what it meant, other than the name. I thought you had to submit your work … Read more

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Point of View: Juggling Three Writing Projects at Once

Scott oranges juggle

I’ve recently found myself in the enviable (or perhaps not) position of having to work on three writing projects almost simultaneously. So I thought I’d share a little of my trademarked sage advice with you’ll on how to juggle multiple projects. 1) Keep Good Notes: This one is very important, because after a while, the … Read more

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Point of View: A Writer Responds to Paris

Paris Flower

We all know about the terrible tragedy in Paris on Friday. It was more than a tragedy; it was an atrocity, because it was perpetrated intentionally by human hands. Jack McDevitt, one of my favorite sci fi authors, talks about how a man can come to do these things to another human being: These killers … Read more

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Point of View: It’s Monday

I’m having one of those days. One of those days where you know you need to write. Your NaNoWriMo chart is looking a bit anemic. And you need to get your ass in gear. And yet… Sometimes it seems like the world is against you. There are so many other things to do. Things that … Read more

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Point of View: Five Fitness Tips for NaNoWriMo

Hey all, Now that NaNoWriMo has begin, I thought I’d share some tips for keeping your mind and body in shape for the marathon writing session you’re gonna have to do on November 30th to finish that damnable 50,000 word novel you committed to on November 1st. Follow these five tips carefully, and you should … Read more

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Point of View: Five Things You Have to Do Before a Con

Scott swag

We’re getting ready to go to Nijicon next weekend in Philadelphia, so I thought this would be a great time to go over the steps we take to get ourselves ready for a writer con. 1) Shave. And Shower. Seriously. We all get wrapped up in our writing, sitting in our little writer caves, and … Read more