Category Creativity

My Next Big Thing

Time for an update on Mr. Valentine’s latest big thing.  A bunch of writer friends are writing similar posts about the books we’re currently writing, so be sure to check out their blogs, as well: Celia Breslin, author of Haven Amber Belldene, author of Blood Vine Paula Millhouse, author of Dragonstone Tricia Skinner, author of Angel […]

Lessons from Marcia, the Mars Rat

Marcia and the Amazing Human Brain One of the Curiosity Rover’s most popular pictures is the so-called Mars Rat.  I’ve heard she even has her own Twitter account.  The long-distance ISP charges must be horrendous. (If you haven’t heard of the Mars Rat, see here, here, here–oh heck, just Google ‘Mars Rat’.) For the sake of convenience, and […]

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

I don’t know how many times I’ve read articles or books where writers say they get asked all the time where they get their ideas. A couple of examples: Neil Gaiman: – Every profession has its pitfalls. Doctors, for example, are always being asked for free medical advice, lawyers are asked for legal information, morticians […]