Plots, Pants, And Flows

(This column is posted at and Steve’s Tumblr.  Find out more at my newsletter.) Writers have heard this over and over again. Some people are plotters, detailing out their stories before writing. Some people are pantsers, charging ahead writing with … Continue reading

A Writer’s Life: Method To Your Radness

(This column is posted at and Steve’s Tumblr) My friend Serdar had opinions on my recent halfway-point review/light rewrite of “A Bridge To The Quiet Planet.” Namely, he was surprised at the ambition, as he says: Sometimes you can put … Continue reading

My Agile Life: Failure

(This column is posted at, 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