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SIX OF THE WORST… ways you can ruin an otherwise-good idea for a genre fiction story

In celebration (or something) of NaNoWriMo, I've written a series of columns full of writing advice and tips. This is one of them. It's NaNoWriMo time, when thousands of people try to bang out a [...]

By |November 5th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

Fact, fiction and fan fiction

I recently saw someone online talking about how they'd written a Doctor Who fan fiction story. Of course, they're a “real” writer (or so they claim) and made a huge deal that fan fiction was [...]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Nerdery Publications|0 Comments

The last list on the left…

I hate list articles. You know what I'm talking about. If you don't then you must be an iliterate living under a rock that's inside a steel safe, dropped into the ocean and currently residing [...]

By |October 31st, 2014|Nerdery Publications|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… odd-numbered Star Trek films

It's taken as gospel, more-or-less, that even-numbered Star Trek films are better than odd-numbered ones. And I think in general that's true, with one glaring exception (~coughcoughINTODARKNESScoughcough~). But I also think people throw far too [...]

By |October 29th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|1 Comment

SIX OF THE BEST… fandom actor crossovers on Warehouse 13

Warehouse 13 was one of Syfy/The Sci-Fi Channel's most interesting and consistently-humorous shows. Though it wasn't always awesome -- and though the third and fourth seasons were often "let's put our heroes together in different [...]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about being Mark Oshiro (part 2 of 2)

You may remember last week (part 1) when I introduced you to Mark Oshiro of Mark Reads/Watches, a man who is literally living the dream: his full-time job is watching TV and reading books, and [...]

By |October 15th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|1 Comment

SIX OF THE BEST… things about being Mark Oshiro (part 1 of 2)

A few years ago now, I stumbled upon a website where this guy was watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the first time, just like I'd finished doing recently (at the time). I was flabbergasted [...]

By |October 8th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|3 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… Star Trek AU beards

Okay, let me explain how I came up with this: back on September 4, I tweeted a link to Dion Beary playing every Mumford And Sons song. Mr. Beary has a beard. There's a band [...]

By |September 24th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about Android Phones

This is the second in a three-week series about cell phones. You already know what I think of iPhones. Personally, I'm an Android user, and have been since 2011. I'll probably stay one for the [...]

By |July 30th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… Space Quest games

For several months now I've been considering how to approach the topic of the classic Sierra On-Line games from the late 80s and early 90s. I played a bunch of them, but my favorites by [...]

By |July 16th, 2014|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments