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Category Archives: My thoughts

Ideas, Ideas – What is the Source of Inspiration?

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein I’m sometimes asked how I come up with new ideas, especially since most of my novels involve alternate worlds and unusual cultures. The short answer: I don’t have a clue. Ideas come to me rather than me seeking them out. They arrive at odd times, usually when I’m least rational. They appear out of thin air during

First drafts – Ugh!

writers-blockAs I plod away at the mystical process of gathering impressions, images and ideas , tossing them into a cauldron and stirring them until they transform into a new novel, I'm reminded what an act of faith first drafts can be. I console myself with a quote I read  recently:

"I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand

Is a Real World Dystopia on the Horizon?

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.” ~ Albert Einstein First, let me be clear--I have Neil Gaimanstrong faith that our species can survive and thrive, even though we may go through some darker periods. But I have to say that when I began The Seeker series,

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