Great Writers

Creativity and Hungry Caterpillars

I love Eric Carle, the author and artist behind classic children’s books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I stumbled across his blog and really like these thoughts about creativity, time, seeds, and hatchlings: Thursday, September 3, 2009 The Seed that Grows into a Story Sometimes ideas for my books seem to burst into bloom. But

Mind the Chicken

My friend and colleague Joseph Bentz  is an incredibly talented writer. He just did an online interview with Patricia Hickman, and in it, he mentions that when I have projects that are “on hold,” I file them “under the chicken.”  I actually have a plastic inbox for these items, and I actually have a large ceramic

David Gerrold at Loscon

  I spent the weekend at Loscon, a local science fiction convention of a thousand or so members. One of the highlights was talking with David Gerrold, author of The Martian Child, The Man Who Folded Himself, and Star Trek: The Trouble With Tribbles. I told David how much I enjoyed Martian Child, a novel

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