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Random Ruminations Remotely Related to wRiting. – Worldcon, Part II

Worldcon, Part II By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll So I’m safely home from World Con. Back at the day-job-ball-and-chain, and missing the carefree immersion into a society I feel totally at home with. (Well, not so at home that I would dress up with a bowler hat, goggles, and a bullet proof corset.) But the […]

Please Spay your Tribbles – 5 Reasons to Be a Pirate

5 Reasons To Be a Pirate By Laura Nicole I am back from medical leave and vacation and that means more Tribble fun from me. As I was sailing the seas this past weekend and getting some much needed sun, I was contemplating my role with Flying Island Press as a pirate. I thought I […]

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 […]

Random ruminations remotely related to writing – Misperceptions.

Misperceptions. Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll One of my favorite podcasts is the Naked Scientists. It’s from England and they go over whatever is in new, or in the news, regarding science. Recently they looked at one study, (I don’t remember what the actual episode was about), that evaluated people’s perceptions. One they mentioned was that […]

The Courage to Do what’s Write – What we can Learn From Babies

What we can Learn From Babies By Jeff Hite As most of you probably know, I am a sucker for babies, and really little kids in general. My wife says that is why we have as many of them as we do. Beyond the fact that they are general very cute and lovable, there are […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to Writing – Disappointment

Disappointment by Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll I ran Saturday morning and I experienced the disappointment I often feel when running at that time of day. I was supposed to do ten miles and found I could barely do the 4.2 I have been running every evening. It was 75 degrees, cooler than the 85 to […]

Give me a moment. I’m living

Give me a moment. I’m living By: Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll I ran a pseudo half marathon last Saturday night. It was supposed to be 13.1 miles, but due to an unfortunate error, they had us only run 12.2. That’s ok with me. It was all in good fun. I was talking with some people […]

Please Spay Your Tribbles – A Commentary on What Mutant Powers Laura Would Have

Please Spay Your Tribbles Each week I will be analyzing an object from the Science Fiction and Fantasy world to project just how it would pan out in modern society. A Commentary on What Mutant Powers Laura Would Have I have played a few people with supernatural/mutant powers. There has been Jubilee from X-men (Circus13Productions.com) […]

Random Ruminations Remotely Related to Writing – Some thoughts for new writers

Some thoughts for new writers By Philip (Norval Joe) Carroll It looks like others are giving their weekly Flagship blog a name, so I thought I would do the same. I’m going with “Random Ruminations Remotely Related to Writing.” In a departure from how I normally approach this blog, I’m going to write directly about […]

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