I need advice. I wrote the start of a very short story that takes place in a remote region of the world in the near future. I worry that the names I used don’t reveal enough about the characters. Anyone have opinions on the names I used for these folks? Here goes… The gathering promised … Continue reading The “Trick” to Naming Characters
Nope. It is not. I would love for it to be in stores, but alas, that is WAY more complicated than it seems. Might I remind you that my original tongue-in-cheek goal for publishing was to see the hardcover book on the shelf (okay, actually for sale) at Target. In a nutshell... my book is … Continue reading Is Your Book in Bookstores?
I have for you today, ladies and gentlemen, somewhat of a surprise. While on a bit of an information scavenger hunt the other day, I came across the Carroll County Commuter, a blog I started several years ago while riding the MARC train and the DC Metro to work. There are some similarities to the … Continue reading It’s a Flashback!
For those of you who have already read UNDERCURRENT, you have already had some insight into how this should work. But I want to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how the Aquataine Government set about designing the critical evacuation plan that was not used in a real emergency for ninety-five years. When that real … Continue reading How to Evacuate an Underwater City
Let me be perfectly clear—I have never built a high-strength polymer dome over a major city. At least, I’ve never actually built a dome over an actual city. But, I did enjoy my actual time with a fictitious work crew while they taught me the basics of building a dome over a somewhat real city. … Continue reading How to Build a Dome