Fiction Is More Stressful Than Nonfiction

(This column is posted at www.StevenSavage.com and Steve’s Tumblr.  Find out more at my newsletter.) As I return to fiction writing with my next novel in the Avenoth series, A School of Many Futures, I find it more stressful than writing … Continue reading

Finishing Flawed Fiction And Processing Piecemeal Prescriptions

(This column is posted at www.StevenSavage.com and Steve’s Tumblr.  Find out more at my newsletter.) As I edit A Bridge To The Quiet Planet to get it ready for my awesome professional editor, I reflected on what I went through to … Continue reading

A Bridge To The Quiet Planet: What It’s About

(This column is posted at www.StevenSavage.com and Steve’s Tumblr) I’ve been posting about my writing here a lot.  So, with intermittent updates, I’m going to talk about my fiction writing project, “A Bridge To The Quiet Planet.” First of all, yes, … Continue reading

My Agile Life: Failure

(This column is posted at www.StevenSavage.com, and Steve’s Tumblr) I’m talking my “Agile Life” experiment where I use the Agile techniques in Scrum in my everyday life.  Well, it doesn’t always work, so let’s talk failure – specifically something that went bad this … Continue reading

Competence Porn In Fiction Versus Gaming

I loved the article io9 did about the loss of Competence Porn (watching competent people do competent things) in SF. It noted how many SF stories had lost that element, leaving us with assorted “average” guys, non-scientists, and the like … Continue reading