Tag Archives: writing

WorldCon Withdrawals

Despite what my husband thinks, I have not over-dosed on science fiction since last Wednesday when the 74th World Science Fiction Convention (commonly referred to as WorldCon) arrived for the second time in Kansas City, Missouri.  MidAmeriCon II ended yesterday … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Astronomy, Books, Engineering, Fantasy, Mars, Mathematics, Musings, Science, Science Fiction, STEM, Summer | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Writer’s Shift – L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

This time around it’s Modesitt’s thoughts on how the publishing industry has changed over the last forty years. Yes, he’s been cranking out great books since before my eldest son was born. Over the past few years I’ve been asked … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Fiction, Musings, Publishing, Science Fiction | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deconstructing Strong Female Characters

Over at Tor.com, Ilana Meyer offers up some great insights into writing characters of the female variety.  Here’s some excerpts that resonated with me: They should kick ass but have other talents; they shouldn’t necessarily kick ass because that’s been … Continue reading

Posted in Mutterings, Writing | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

History – Real and Fictional « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

http://www.lemodesittjr.com/2015/02/17/history-real-and-fictional/ Insights from Modesitt on believable world building. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

Posted in Alternate History, Fiction, Historical, Musings, Science Fiction | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Shared from WordPress

Grist for the Mill: What America’s Next Top Model Can Teach You About Publishing – http://www.kameronhurley.com/grist-for-the-mill-what-americas-next-top-model-can-teach-you-about-your-publishing-career/ Words of wisdom for young and old, models, actors and writers. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. … Continue reading

Posted in Authoring, Books, Musings, Publishing, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Big Read Wrap-Up

The Lansing Community Library completed a successful Big Read of O’Brien’s The Things They Carried with a writing memoir workshop led by the same professor who moderated the panel discussion back in December.  I took copious notes, but sadly no … Continue reading

Posted in Authoring, Biography/Memoir, Books, History, Musings, Non-Fiction, Reading | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Current Economics of E-Books « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

http://www.lemodesittjr.com/2015/01/16/the-current-economics-of-e-books/ For my aspiring and published author friends: observations on the ebook market by Modesitt Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

Posted in Authoring, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, Mutterings, Publishing, Science Fiction | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment