Monthly Archives: September 2013

Penguin and the Caped Crusader

                                Penguin and the Caped Crusader        Better known as the Soul Nebula, IC1848, Constellation- Cassiopeia ©2008-2013 Richard Murray Science Fiction Stuff: The total exposure time for this image was 11 hours and 20 minutes. You might be thinking, “That poor … Continue reading

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The Collaborative Novel

Have you ever thought about collaborating on a novel with another writer? I’m working on a novel off and on with my wife and believe it or not we’re still speaking to each other. She supplied me with the initial … Continue reading

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Wake Up Call

Here’s a first draft excerpt I wrote this morning from my Novel in progress ‘Freeman’s Ocean’ which is pertinent for today and contains a little future history as well: A few generations back Stephen Hawking had staunchly ranted about how the … Continue reading

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The Writers Room

For anyone curious about what a writer’s room creative process is like and how they crank out all of those weekly episodes, there’s a new series on the Sundance channel called ‘The Writers Room’ where the original writers of a series … Continue reading

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The Process of Writing

Here’s a brief outline of my current writing process (a good exercise for me to clarify what I do and what I need to change). After my initial story idea I use Keynote for a brief plot outline and begin … Continue reading

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Science Fiction and Religion

                                                I said laser pointer not laser cannon! When you mention the words religion and hard sf in the same breath it brings to mind The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Although technology is not central to the story, the passages … Continue reading

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Backstory

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