Writing philosophy

Reverse Engineering Your Novel

One of the nice things about working on the Writer’s Knowledge Base is that I see A LOT of writing articles pass by. I don’t have time to read all of them, of course, but M.E. Summer’s post “Kate Beckett’s Murder Board: Reverse Engineering Your Story” caught my eye just from the title alone. “Reverse Engineering.” Hey, that’s a technical term and I’m a technical guy (plus I probably know what she’s going to say and it’s right up my alley.) Then, there’s this “Murder Board” thing and that puppy sounds interesting! Check out M.E.’s post and then come back. (I’ll start the Jeopardy music…) Nice post, right?   I… Read More »Reverse Engineering Your Novel

Philosophy of the Muse (or, Hot Tub Bubbles)

Ever sit in a hot tub? Personally, I can’t resist the lure of the relaxing hot water, messaging jets, and all of those bubbles. During a recent hot tub experience I was mesmerized by the bubble patterns as they clung together in big, foamy islands, zipping past me in the strong current, forming, breaking, and forming again. As I contemplated bubble “behavior” I couldn’t help but think of the multiverse. Oh, you know you would, too! 😉 But even as abstract as the multiverse theory is I got even more abstract by likening the bubbles to ideas or the muse. So, read on if you’re in the mood for some… Read More »Philosophy of the Muse (or, Hot Tub Bubbles)