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With the upcoming release of the movie, “Ender’s Game”, I thought I would listen to it again. The last time I listened to it was when I first started downloading audio books off news servers about ten years ago. I had a cheap news server with limited download and almost non existent retention. I had to scrape through days of partial file downloads and running everything through Quick Par to …Read the Rest

Galley Table 92 – The BaltiCon Surprise Mutiny

This week we were all at Balticon and had the opportunity to have Authors Scott Sigler and Abigail Hilton Hilton join us for a discussion on endings. Well that is what it was supposed to be about until Jeff changed the rules, and we had a mutiny.

Galley Table 91 The Foodie Addition

This week we talk about food and the other mundane details, and how they can add and detract from your …Read the Rest

It’s Not About You

April 23, 2013
It’s Not About You

Being someone who’s constantly looking at the dark cloud that happens to be near¬†every¬†silver lining, I’m constantly down on myself. …Read the Rest

The Courage to Do What’s Write – How Understanding Different Cultures Can Help your Writing

But what you can do is seek out people who are from a region or country and talk to them. Find out the little details. And double checking your research with more than one resource will help too. If you are making up a culture for sci/fi or fantasy, take the time to really invent the culture. Make the little details that will help your “alien culture” be more than just a bunch of cardboard cutouts.

Galley Table 89 – Story Endings the Good the Bad and the Mal

This week we talk about story endings. About keeping your promises to your audience. There is a lot of talk …Read the Rest

The Gamification of Writing

According to Wikipedia, “gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context in order to …Read the Rest

The Courage to Do what is Write – Does Tiger have the Stories?

When Tiger had the stories, they were all dark, they started with tears and ended with blood.

Captain’s Review – A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men I was a fan of Darkship Thieves when it came out, and when I was (fortunately) …Read the Rest

The Courage to Do What’s Write – First Contact Day

But my question is, is the price to get there too high. According to the Star Trek time line in order for us to get to First Contact day we have to go through world war 3. According to Memory Alpha in 2053 (Only 40 years from now): World War III ends with a nuclear holocaust resulting in the deaths of some six hundred million Humans. Earth begins its long journey towards recovery.

The Courage To Do what’s Write – Not your Father’s Egg Salad [Recipe]

Last night on the Galley Table, our Captain challenged us to come up with new topics to write about here …Read the Rest