Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Neil Gaiman Gives Good Interview

Neil Gaiman has a gift for turning interview questions upside down, transforming the reporter into an ally against a strawman issue.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Everyone Tries to Kill Hitler

This was a very popular meme by Desmond Warzel a few years back, but the original link's long gone. So, for the benefit of those who missed it the first time, it's reproduced here (appropriately enough) courtesy of the mighty Wayback Machine.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Characteristics of Human Relationship Patterns (video)

How people relate and share information in an increasingly-networked world.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Key Step in Creative Writing

The one few writers are ever taught, because it's little understood and even less believed. Yet, nothing great was ever accomplished without it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Disconnect of Sci-fi & Fantasy

A Writing Manifesto

On September 7th, 1982, the quintessential Mad Man David Ogilvy sent the following internal memo to all agency employees, titled “How to Write”:

Monday, May 14, 2012

Notes on a Dying Industry

James Altucher makes some salient points re the 'morgue' of the Traditional Publishing Business. We've heard that before, but Altucher's broader focus makes this rant a bit different:

Great Book Promo Blog

Author Ben Nesvig cites Seth Godin as one of his influences, and it shows. His book promo blog is full of pithy Godin-isms, such as:

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sticky Situation

What's America's 'stickiest' social network, and (more important) why should you care?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Searching for Heroes

I recently met Kevin Domenic, a writer from New Jersey (now in St. Louis) who runs the review site Searching for Heroes. I was gratified that he expressed great interest in my work.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


What's Your Manifesto?

Do you have one?
Where did it come from?
Has it changed over the years?
Do you adhere to it, or find yourself breaking it regularly?

What's Your Manifesto?