This page compiles the main articles that I have published on the blog. They will give you a clear idea of who I am, both as a writer and as an individual. I have left out, of course, the posts that announced or promoted my own work, writing updates and other posts of that nature. Where an article could have gone into multiple categories, I have chosen one and not repeated it across categories.
Part I - On Writing -- This category contains my articles on writing and also includes tips, hints and suggestions for writers or for those interested in helping writers. This is some of my most popular content.
Setting the Tone
5 Ways to Help Authors without Spending a Dime
5 MORE Ways to Help Authors without Spending a Dime
A Morning in the Life of a Writer
Why Do You Write?
Why Do You Write? Part II
Why I Love Short Stories
Reflections on Writing and "Buy Indie Month"
A Writer's Responsibility
Oh Boy! Politics and Religion in Writing!
5 Tips for Great Author Interviews
Inventing a Universe
My Twitter Manifesto (with Jokes)
Part II - On Art, Culture & Philosophy -- These are articles that may or may not have something to do with writing but they are also the posts that examine non-writing related topics and give you a glimpse into my mind.
The State of Modern Art and Culture or Why Mike Judge is a Genius
Some Thoughts on Science Fiction
A Guide to Attending the Symphony or Opera, Part I
A Guide to Attending the Symphony or Opera, Part II
The Future of Books
A Conversation with Benjamin X. Wretlind
Chewing the Cud in the Myriad Spheres
What Science Means to Me
Part III - Reviews and Recommendations -- Includes the articles in my Classic Science Fiction series.
Classic Science Fiction 01: "Flowers for Algernon"
Classic Science Fiction 02: "The Moon Moth"
Classic Science Fiction 03: “Arena” by Fredric Brown
Classic Science Fiction 04: “The Last Question”by Isaac Asimov
Review: "The Day the Pod Landed" by Jeff Cross
Review: "Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo"by Eugie Foster
Review: "Ten Speeds at the End of the World"by Guinevere Robin Rowell
Review: "Tomorrow's Dawn" by Milo James Fowler
Three Short Story Recommendations