five minute sci fi stories

My first book, a collection of short stories called 'five minute sci-fi stories', is now out on Amazon. Each story only takes five minutes to read, so you can enjoy them anywhere, anytime. From genetic lotteries and murderous felines to face transplants and dating your own clone - these bite sized pieces explore how we … Continue reading five minute sci fi stories

Marcy Rockwell’s Writing Advice

During SDSU's 2015 Writers' Conference, I was lucky enough to attend some of the workshops run by the lovely Marcy Rockwell and Gini Koch. Marcy has an uncanny way of summing up important advice in neat little phrases. Here are some highlights: 1. Your first idea probably isn't your best, set it aside then come … Continue reading Marcy Rockwell’s Writing Advice

Gini Koch’s Writing Wisdom

One of the best parts of SDSU's Writers' Conference 2015 was meeting Gini Koch. She was exuberant and fun (anyone who wears a pink sequinned cowboy hat to a conference has to be fun!) and very generous with her time and advice. Here's some of her killer lines on writing: 1. There is no one right way. … Continue reading Gini Koch’s Writing Wisdom

Jonathan Maberry’s Writing Maxims

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times best selling, multi award winning novelist. He is also an editor, comic book writer, playwright, writing teacher and lecturer. Yet somehow, he managed to find time to present at the SDSU Writers' Conference last weekend. He was very entertaining and offered really useful advice. Here are my top 10 … Continue reading Jonathan Maberry’s Writing Maxims

Jargon is Jibberish: Alan Alda’s 10 Commandments of Science Communication

I'm going to take a break from science this week to talk about writing and communication because I was lucky enough to hear Alan Alda's thoughts on science communication at UCSD. Alan Alda, of course, was Hawkeye in M*A*S*H, but has since written, directed and starred in many other productions. He also, more to the … Continue reading Jargon is Jibberish: Alan Alda’s 10 Commandments of Science Communication