Category Archives: For Writers

As both a scientist and a toolmaker for creative media people, I spend a lot of time thinking about how fiction works, how we writers do what we do, and how I might be able to help myself (and others) get better at it. This is the section of my web site where I post articles about the business, craft, and tools of writing. I don’t promise that what I have to say will work for everybody else—or even anybody else—but it should always be interesting.

Forget boosting your signal – create friendship feedback loops

Online marketers talk about “boosting their signal.” By this, they mean the process of getting other people to engage with their posts or their products – repeating, retweeting, sharing, liking…

Build Worlds Ripe With Stories

I often hear beginning writers lament that they’ve built their world, but don’t seem to have any good ideas for stories. Excuse me? You mean you’ve built an entire world but…

The Best Time for Writing

As I have mentioned in previous articles (here and here) I wrote a tool that keeps track of how much I write, and when. I’m really bad and developing mechanical…

Why Indie Bundles Are Important

The beauty of the modern indie publishing movement is that, these days, any Joe or Sally can publish their own book. The tragedy of the movement is that, sometimes they do….

Strange Places: new cover

New ebook cover I’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time now, but today I have finally released the updated cover design for the ebook edition of Strange…