Category: Inspiration

Clarification for the newbies

Clarification for the newbies

It’s Christmas day and my new illustrated time-travel story, Anchor, is about to be released. I’m getting last minute details ready such as figuring out how to make Atomic-vodka jello shots and finding my rocket-shaped cookie-cutters for the book release party. I thought it might be a good time to explain why I write and […]

Solar System Quilt

Solar System Quilt

This is my creative inspiration for the morning – a Solar System Quilt created by Ellen Harding Baker in 1876.    According to various web sources – teacher, Ellen Harding Baker of Cedar County, Iowa, created this embroidered quilt in 1876 as a visual aid for her community astronomy lectures. It’s now part of the […]

How does an artist learn?

How does an artist learn?

We learn by studying our predecessors, not the subject matter, necessarily, but the techniques — light, color, sound. Whether that’s for words or pictures doesn’t really matter. We are the summation of our antecedents and when we enter into an artistic groove we consciously (or, more often, unconsciously) create something that feels similar to our […]

Report from the Field — Nanocon Mk. V March 24, 2018 Nano Sara2

Report from the Field — Nanocon Mk. V March 24, 2018

Today, I attended my first science fiction convention as a book seller. It was a super experience. But before we get to that, let’s recap. Landscape of Darkness: A Novelette of the Space Patrol has been in print since January 15th, 2018. Since then it has been featured on the Rodney’s Saga Blog and had […]

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Happy 2018!

Well, we’re here. I have no idea how we got here exactly, from my perspective it was just Halloween last night. Nevertheless, we’re arrived at a brand new, blank-slate, anything-can-happen, new year. I do love the new year…so many possibilities! And anything can happen. To quote Time Master, Rip Hunter (the TV version) — “Time […]

4 Ways to Overcome Creative Burn-Out Today

We’re all part of a giant machine, working our hearts’ out until we’re too worn to go on. The world runs on creative ideas but creatives themselves are frequently marginalized and thrown out after their usefulness starts to fade. What you can you do about it? You can’t stop the machine — our world — […]

My top three science fiction doctors

I’ve been a professional (alternative) healer for several decades. Here are a couple of people I wouldn’t mind trusting my life to: Calhoun (Med Ship, Doctor to the Stars, Pariah Planet, and others by Murray Leinster) Snake (Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre) Leonard “Bones” McCoy (Star Trek) Who’s bedside manner impresses you? Save Please follow […]

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