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Six of the Best/Worst lists

SIX OF THE BEST… ways to support your writer friends when they publish a new book

We're now two days out from the release of my new novel, After the Apocalypse. I'm pretty excited about it. I've been working on it for six years -- well, actually, I had it done [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… times the hero and the villain teamed up

Let me caveat this right now by saying that I cannot possibly name all the hero-villain team-ups that have ever happened. That's literally impossible. And I'm sure that some of your favorites will get left [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… Halloween costume choices I’ve made

I enjoy Halloween. I like candy, and I like not having to do work because of Halloween-related activities. I think my costume this year was pretty good (check my social media to see photos). But [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… rules for naming your characters

With NaNoWriMo just around the corner, I'm sure many of the writers in the crowd are working up their outlines and prepping for the marathon task of writing at least 1667 words per day through [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about Planet Builders

Back in the late 80s, several SF authors got together to write a series of YA sci-fi (really I would consider it middle-grade, not YA) about some teenagers who live on a newly-colonized planet about [...]

By |October 18th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things The Orville did better than Star Trek: Discovery

I am, as you know by now, an enormous Star Trek fan. When I heard that Bryan Fuller was attached to a new Trek series, I had hopes. And then the studios ground up and [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|3 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about Toys

When I was a teenager, a film starring Robin Williams, LL Cool J, and Joan Cusack hit theaters. It was about a toy factory, the creation of war toys, and an ideological battle between what [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… TNG episodes, part 2

I can tell I was starting to lose my momentum in this 30th-anniversary celebration because, in my notes, I wrote "write something here". Honestly, writing four columns in a row is tough (I wrote them [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… TNG episodes, part 1

This post doesn't need much introduction. I mean, what would a 30th-anniversary celebration of TNG be without a top episodes list? Here's the first part of mine. 12. Conundrum (5.14) -- An alien race looking [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… recurring characters on TNG

It's time for part two of our TNG 30th Anniversary celebration. Today we're talking about guest stars. One of the great things about most TV shows is that there's the one recurring character who you [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments