The Journal: Update on Heinlein’s Rules Stuff

In today’s Journal * Update on Heinlein’s Rules Stuff * From B&N Press *  Nothing in “Of Interest” today * The Numbers You’ll remember my recent 5-post treatise on Heinlein’s Rules, which was based on the actual responses I provided to a series of questions from another writer. If you missed it, you can find the first post at I provided that series while maintaining the author’s anonymity, but now she’s outed herself. Becca Publisi, the person who interviewed me about Heinlein’s Rules and then decided not to use (most of) the interview emailed me again yesterday. She needed … Read more

The Journal: Garbage Runs in Cycles

In today’s Journal * Quote of the Day * Topic: Garbage Runs in Cycles * Great start * The Numbers Quote of the Day “We often think we need to open with a huge bang, something that’ll catch the reader’s attention and play out like a blockbuster movie. But here’s the thing about those high-powered opening scenes: readers don’t care because they don’t yet know the characters or the baggage….” Becca Puglisi Topic: Garbage Runs in Cycles This morning was weird in two ways. Like so many other natural phenomena, garbage seems to run in cycles. One: I just realized … Read more