Month: June 2015

What L.S. Johnson learned about writing from sewing

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by L.S. Johnson. ◊ Sewing and Structure by…

What Sunil Patel learned about writing from John Wick and Mad Max: Fury Road

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by Sunil Patel. ◊ What I learned…

In which I recommend a few short books

My first appearance at SF Signal was last week’s Mind Meld, which was devoted to recommendations of short books for summer. It just so happens that three of my favourite books of the last few years were novellas or just barely novels.

What raising guide dogs taught Tina Gower about writing

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by Tina Gower. ◊ What raising guide…

Unlikely Influences: What Josh Vogt learned about writing from restaurant entertainment

Unlikely Influences is a series of weekly blog posts about how writers can learn the tricks of their trade in odd places. Most are from guest authors, but I’ll pop in from time to time too. This week’s installment is by Josh Vogt. ◊ What I learned about…

Two bits of news

Spencer Ellsworth has been running a series of guest posts about parenting and writing. I weighed in over on his site about the need to respect the goodwill of one’s co-caregiver, and how my partner and I manage that. And in happy news, I…