July 2021

Nirmani Walpola on how her book came to be.

2021-07-09T12:56:54-07:00

Author Nirmani Walpola talks about the inspiration for her book Nirmani here! You might know me from my very first book, The Midnight Warriors, but do you really know me? The Midnight Warriors went through A LOT of work before it finally got here. How much work? Well, settle in,

Nirmani Walpola on how her book came to be.2021-07-09T12:56:54-07:00

May 2021

Tom Swift

2021-05-26T03:25:56-07:00

Around a century ago there was a series of adventure novels starring a hero named Tom Swift. These books were known for using adverbs with conversation tags in order to add extra emphasis: "The airplane is taking off!" Tom said quickly. "We've got to follow it!" Jane agreed enthusiastically. Adding

Tom Swift2021-05-26T03:25:56-07:00

Hack the System

2021-04-30T18:02:42-07:00

Learning the System vs. Learning to Hack it Cory Doctorow wrote a an article called "Rules for Writers" which I keep coming back to. Here's the link at Locus magazine: https://locusmag.com/2020/05/cory-doctorow-rules-for-writers/ Cory's article talks about his experience of two texts: One of the best books of rules for science fiction

Hack the System2021-04-30T18:02:42-07:00

April 2021

The Rules

2021-04-30T18:14:01-07:00

Attend any writing group or writing class and you will probably discuss rules for writers. These are usually some simple things to remember that you can easily jot down in a notebook. Don't start a sentence with a conjunction or preposition. Show, don't tell, etc. These rules can be helpful

The Rules2021-04-30T18:14:01-07:00