Archive for February, 2008

  • A while ago, I quoted Karen Miller’s wonderful Book Swede Quote of the Week about the eating of elephants – her way of describing the process of how to write...

    On Eating Elephants, and Ketos

    A while ago, I quoted Karen Miller’s wonderful Book Swede Quote of the Week about the eating of elephants – her way of describing the process of how to write...

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  • Was the hype worth it?  Is Cloverfield as scary as its trailer?  (I was blown away when I first saw those wild hand-held camera images  culminating in the head of the...

    On Cloverfield

    Was the hype worth it?  Is Cloverfield as scary as its trailer?  (I was blown away when I first saw those wild hand-held camera images  culminating in the head of the...

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  • Finally, after numerous delays, the space shuttle Atlantis has launched, carrying its valuable cargo – a new space laboratory called, rather nicely, Columbus.  This is another vital step forward in...

    On the Columbus Lab

    Finally, after numerous delays, the space shuttle Atlantis has launched, carrying its valuable cargo – a new space laboratory called, rather nicely, Columbus.  This is another vital step forward in...

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  • John Scalzi does an interesting feature in which he asks writers to talk about their ‘Big Idea’ – the guiding principle behind their writing. I’ve had a stab at explaining...

    On More is More

    John Scalzi does an interesting feature in which he asks writers to talk about their ‘Big Idea’ – the guiding principle behind their writing. I’ve had a stab at explaining...

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