If you’re after a review of the Vernor Vinge modern classic A Fire Upon The Deep, you are in the wrong place. Yet I’m about to talk about that book a lot.
For those of you not familiar with the 1993 co-winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, here’s an Amazon link. It’s solidly worth a read.
Do both every day.
I see variations on that with a degree of frequency. When I have a chance, I do my very best to edit Tesseract, write “The Mirror Of Tila,” and try really hard to be good to everyone.
The town I live in is one of the most conservative placed in the United States. I am not a conservative. Still, I have many local friends. There’s a warmth in my heart knowing that I have a diverse group of people I care about. Both genders, several religious affiliations, no less than four races. Continue reading
Autumn is officially upon us, which means a lot of work is coming my way, whether I’m ready for it or not. Let’s take a look at what I’ve got planned so far.
After hitting a recent creative dry spell, I found myself trying to come up with something to write. I wouldn’t say I had writer’s block, if only because I could still write. What I was after was a story or an idea to fall in love with.
I didn’t find it.
Last week, I did more writing than I have in a long time. Most of that was dealing with the climax of Tesseract, along with the death of my villain, Alindra.
No matter how horrible a monster she’d become, I still feel bad killing her. It has to be done and I have to carry on the story from there.
Yet my heart feels heavy, even if I mourn a madwoman.
Anyone who has seen many movies in the past ten years has seen at least one occasion where a character in the source material was one race, but they ended up another race when they hit the screen. This is especially true in movies based on comic books, like Thor, which features Idris Elba as a Norse God.
Elba’s version of Heimdall was one of the more impressive figures in a movie filled with divine figures, making it easy to forget that Norse characters are ethnically Caucasian and have red or blond hair. For one reason or another, this keeps happening, largely in the name of diversity.
At least, diversity is the reason I use when I change a character’s race in my own works.
I’m not going to try and hide from the fact that I’ve had some difficulty with writing The Night Lands. It’s a difficult story in the sense that I have to build a world out of a few vague ideas and only had two characters names when November 1 hit.
Something we need greatly as writer is a handful of good friends. It’s an odd sort of conundrum, but without the ability to reach out and touch someone we actually know, how can we actually reach an audience we aren’t acquainted with.
You think being a writer is as simple as putting words on a page? Think again.
I picked up a copy of Mass Effect 2 for my PS3 a couple of days ago. I know I’ve got a synopsis to finish and send off, as well as a few other pieces of writing. NaNoWriMo creeps ever closer and I have a story to plan out for that. There’s work to be done, and what am I doing? Playing video games.