If you’re a lover of Blade Runner like me, you want to consume the whole story of Blade Runner universe in order–and that can be tricky. While I was able to find a few references that have things in order, I couldn’t find one that …Read More
5 great sci-fi books that will tickle your funny bone, too!
Some of the most fun I’ve ever had reading books are in the sci-fi/humor category. Think Douglas Adams for the overt humor, but sometimes the sly humor is even better – almost more in the Doctor Who approach. My love for the genre is why …Read More
On “sub-creation”: Tolkien and Bob Ross
In Tolkien’s famous 1939 essay “On Fairy-Stories” he said the following: The story-maker proves a successful ‘sub-creator’. He makes a Secondary World which your mind can enter. Inside it, what he relates is ‘true’: it accords with the laws of that world. You therefore believe …Read More
Blade Runner’s Video Room Scene: Can it be better?
I’m obsessed with Blade Runner. It continues to be one of my favorite movies and the Final Cut stands the test of time 40 years later. It’s one of the great stories in science fiction. Some say it’s the perfect movie, and I’d be hard …Read More
Creative Inspiration: The Company Wars worlds of C.J. Cherryh
My first inspiration to write came from reading amazing books, most notably, Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. I’m sure I’m not alone! It makes sense that no matter what creative outlet you enjoy, the masters of that craft serve as inspiration. We want to …Read More
Where do ideas come from? 10 Techniques to get you writing.
Every writer gets asked the age old question “Where do your ideas come from?” It’s easy to either discard the question as impossible to answer or to lob the easy answer “everyone is different.” Maybe because it’s not an easy question to answer without a …Read More