Point of View

I violate one of the basic rules of storytelling. I do it often, I do it on purpose, and I like doing it. The rule is to pick a point of view and stick to it, at least for a full chapter. But because the stories I tell myself are never told from a singleContinue reading “Point of View”

Safety in Science Fiction

Taking the time to read Charles Yu’s “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe” was a special treat for me. If I let myself read science fiction at all these days, it is flash fiction; something that won’t stick in my head while I try to finish my own science fiction novel. ButContinue reading “Safety in Science Fiction”

“Fame”

I believe that one telling characteristic of a person is the music they enjoy. So how could I not feel the same way about my characters? I think about how Alex likes Motown and bubblegum music from the 50’s and 60’s, just like I think about how he likes sports and physics and making aContinue reading ““Fame””