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.

A hashtag for students following my writing

As part of my work with high school students in Saskatchewan, one of my teacher colleagues has asked me to start tweeting a writer’s diary as I work on Strange…

In praise of simple tools

What tool do you use for your writing? If you’re like most of the free world, you don’t even think about it. You just open up Word (or possibly Open…

Measurement is the heart of improvement

Want to know a trick about getting more done? Find a way to measure your output, and then do so. Regularly. I’ve used this trick any number of times over…

What creativity is not

In the last posting I talked about what creativity is – or at least, how I see it – but in addition to knowing what it is, it is equally…

What is creativity?

One of the most perplexing things you’ll discover if you ever decide to tackle the creativity theory literature is just how many different definitions there are of what creativity actually…

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