Research, but specifically how to research has, in the last ten years, become crucial in understanding our world. …


I’m a science-fiction writer, but I’m also a Christian. These things do not have to be separate, as my love of science fiction is not in any way dampened by my faith in Christ. …


Erik’s new book is quite a page turner. I’ll be writing a review when I finish it…. which should be in a week or so.

If you follow this blog at all, you know that I also host a little podcast called Writing Is Hard Work. This week’s podcast is one you should probably listen to if you haven’t been listening.

I had the privilege to interview Erik Buchanan this week. You can find the…


Edwin Avery eased into a parking space he had used for over twenty years. One piston inside the engine of his fifteen-year-old Hyundai puttered oddly as he twisted the key to silence it. Stepping onto the gritty parking lot on a warm spring day in mid-March, Mr. …


Zoom is a wonderful thing. This last week I was able to sit down with my former student teacher and chat about story. …


As a student and teacher of writing and a writer of over six novels, I can say I have been through the gauntlet of character creation. It’s not easy creating believable characters who are quirky enough to keep a reader interested.

I’ve spent over 20 years in college, as a…


I suppose you landed on this article because, like this berry on the end of this branch, your ideas for your novel, short story or other writing project are frozen in place. …


This is my current WIP planning session using Mind Node. It is highly effective for brainstorming ideas.

I’ve written a few novels in my short career, but all of them go through the meticulous planning process before I ever sit down to write.

I am, in no sense of the word, a “pantser”.

When Stephen King and Peter Straub wrote The Talisman they wrote a chapter each…


As a writer, I’m fascinated by other writer’s work. In particular, I’m a science fiction writer, so when a new science-fiction series airs I usually try to check it out, even if it’s bad.

“Resident Alien” over on the SyFy network is anything but bad. It is brilliant. It is…


Currently a video is circulating the internet that is causing social media users to share it and then question reality when it is removed for spreading false information about the Coronavirus. …

Roger Colby

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