Extraordinary Eruptions of Information

The interminable humorist and philosopher, Douglas Adams, once said: “For us, there is no longer a fundamental mystery about Life. It is all the process of extraordinary eruptions of information, and it is information which gives us this fantastically rich, complex world in which we live.” Have we lost mystery? Is there a difference between … Continue reading Extraordinary Eruptions of Information

“Swear not by the moon”

If there's one thing literature through the ages has been clear about, it's that fortune is fickle. Changeable. Mischievous. Shakespeare knew it in the late 1500s, when he has Juliet beg Romeo to "Swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, That monthly changes her circle orb, Lest that they love prove likewise variable." The … Continue reading “Swear not by the moon”

Musing about problems…

Peeking out of my exhaustion to think about problems, and identifying problems, and solving problems. The world has a lot of problems. So, so many problems. But I've gotten two pieces of advice this year that, quite frankly, astounded me in the simplicity of their wisdom...and both pieces of advice came out of discussions about … Continue reading Musing about problems…

Sensitivity readings: An essential part of writing

So you've spend a lot of time writing and revising a story. You're getting to a point where it's in pretty good shape. Maybe you've had some beta readers look through all or part of it. Maybe you've workshopped it. Before you release it upon the world (or upon literary agents), consider pausing for a … Continue reading Sensitivity readings: An essential part of writing