Martin L. Shoemaker is a programmer who writes on the side… or maybe it’s the other way around. He told stories to imaginary friends and learned to type on his brother’s manual typewriter even though he couldn’t reach… Read More
The future doesn’t just happen… Somebody has to build it. Martin L. Shoemaker, award-winning author of “Today I Am Paul”, presents stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary work. Planning, exploring, constructing… living and growing and dying… across the… Read More
I have a writing secret, learned from Kevin J. Anderson and mastered by many writers before me: I dictate virtually all of my fiction. I average 25 to 100 words per minute, depending on my circumstances and mood…. Read More
(With acknowledgments to J.R.R. Tolkien and Alistair Cockburn) This is not an original idea with me. It was inspired by Alistair Cockburn’s “Three Levels of Listening” (Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game), which introduced the idea in the… Read More
Nobody knows anything… Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what’s going to work. Every time out it’s a guess and, if you’re lucky, an educated one. William Goldman, Adventures in the Screen… Read More
Copied from https://wordfirewestern.moksha.io/publication/2/3/submit… MIRROR, MIRROR: Modern Myths Executive Editor: Kevin J. Anderson When you’re alone with your reflection, are you prepared for what you see? A prince in disguise? A monster revealed? An alien race? Mirrors can be… Read More
Cats love boxes. Cats love to chase laser pointers. But they refused to chase the dot into the box.
These are my boys, Larry and Jerry. They’re named for two of my writing mentors, Larry Niven and the late Jerry Pournelle. They keep my life interesting. Now they can keep my blog interesting.
Taking advantage of some necessary site maintenance, I’m redesigning my web site. Watch for more soon!