The Courage to Do What is Write – What Coffee has to do with it.

What Coffee has to do with it. By Jeff Hite I am a coffee drinker. While I don’t spend my time at Starbucks or any of the other coffee houses, I do enjoy a good cup of coffee. In fact, I have made it kind of a hobby of mine to figure out how to […]

The Courage to Do What’s Write – After the NaNo

After the NaNo by Jeff Hite So you finished your nano novel, or maybe not. In the four years that I have participated in NaNoWriMo I have only made It to 500000 words one time, so don’t feel bad if you didn’t. But despite not winning NaNoWriMo, I don’t count any of them as a […]

The Courage to do What is Write – The Best Parts

The Best Parts I have talked before about my favorite parts of being parts of being a part of Flying Island Press, but what it boils down to, it means that I get to do the two things that really love, reading and writing and call it work. Today instead of talking about the things […]

The Courage to do What Is Write – Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat by: Jeff Hite This time of year I have noticed that most of the posts that you get on writers blogs are about one of two things either Halloween or NaNoWriMo.  Sticking with that theme I am going to give you both.(treat) Most of the NaNoWriMo posts go something like this, I […]

Courage to do what’s Write – Taking the plunge

Taking the Plunge I have been writing a lot lately about how the characters of certain Sci/Fi captains shape the fiction they are they are in, and really all around us.  I will continue on that theme in the next few weeks but I want to take a short break from that and talk about […]

The courage to do what’s write – I am Captain Malcolm Reynolds – Big Damn Heroes

I am Captain Malcolm Reynolds By Jeffrey Hite In so many ways I am Captain Malcolm Reynolds.  Or at least I want to be, there is no way that I could every be that cool. This turned out to be a very hard essay to write.  Not because it is hard to find things to […]

The Courage to do What is Write – Seven of Nine – Character Growth

Character Growth No character in the Star trek universe  undergoes as drastic a change as Seven of Nine. While most of the characters not wearing red shirts in Star Trek grow, and many of them grow a lot, none of them change as much as she does.  In sticking with my theme, this piece was […]

The Courage to do What’s Write – Pirates and Kids

Pirates and Kids One of the things that, we pirates love to do is the share the things that we are doing with the next generation of possible pirates, hopefully encouraging them to enjoy some of the same things.  To that end in the last few weeks the pirates from Pirate’s Cove have started on […]

The Courage to do What’s Write – I am Captain Kirk – Writing by the Seat of your Pants

I am Captain Kirk Writing by the Seat of your Pants I am Captain Kirk.  As much as I was Captain Picard on my way to work last week, when It comes to writing, my style is much more Kirk than Picard.  Let me see if I can explain a little better. Kirk and Picard […]

The Courage to do What’s Write – I am Captain Picard – Finding Your Muse

I am Captain Picard – Finding Your Muse By Jeff Hite This morning on my way to work, I was Captain Picard. Let me back up a little and explain what I mean. In spite of what ever feelings you might have about who is the best captain, or who should go down in history […]

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