john-scalzi Archive

  • I’ve just been reading this engaging blog by John Scalzi on why he writes, and how much he loves writing. THIS GUY LOVES WRITING!!???!!!!! Unbelievable.  Most writers hate writing.  That’s...

    Why Write?

    I’ve just been reading this engaging blog by John Scalzi on why he writes, and how much he loves writing. THIS GUY LOVES WRITING!!???!!!!! Unbelievable.  Most writers hate writing.  That’s...

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  • Here’s a great post by John Scalzi on why he doesn’t make it his life’s mission to crush and destroy other writers in order to secure his place in the ‘cabal’...

    The Evil Scalzi

    Here’s a great post by John Scalzi on why he doesn’t make it his life’s mission to crush and destroy other writers in order to secure his place in the ‘cabal’...

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  • Apologies for the lack of blogging recently – too many deadlines! I’ll start posting regularly again soon, and I’ve got an amazing batch of SFF Songs of the Week to...

    I’m Still Here!

    Apologies for the lack of blogging recently – too many deadlines! I’ll start posting regularly again soon, and I’ve got an amazing batch of SFF Songs of the Week to...

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  • Writing isn’t the hardest job in the world – not by a long chalk.  In fact, it comes very near the bottom of the list of hard jobs, well below...

    The Week Reviewed

    Writing isn’t the hardest job in the world – not by a long chalk.  In fact, it comes very near the bottom of the list of hard jobs, well below...

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  • I woke up mulling about the John Scalzi column I read yesterday about why Quentin Tarantino’s movie Inglourious Basterds is NOT a science fiction movie as some (e.g. me) claim...

    Why Scalzi is Wrong: the Great Basterds Debate

    I woke up mulling about the John Scalzi column I read yesterday about why Quentin Tarantino’s movie Inglourious Basterds is NOT a science fiction movie as some (e.g. me) claim...

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  • Some internet treats, recent and not so recent,  you might have missed… Graham Joyce betraying his father with a superglue story. Nicole Peeler revealing her musical taste to be wonderfully down...

    Reblog

    Some internet treats, recent and not so recent,  you might have missed… Graham Joyce betraying his father with a superglue story. Nicole Peeler revealing her musical taste to be wonderfully down...

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  • I found this hilarious and touching – it’s Kate Elliott explaining where she got her ‘Big Idea’ for her Crossroads series, on John Scalzi’s Whatever site. Among the highlights of this...

    On Eagles That Fly

    I found this hilarious and touching – it’s Kate Elliott explaining where she got her ‘Big Idea’ for her Crossroads series, on John Scalzi’s Whatever site. Among the highlights of this...

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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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