Now here’s a topic I haven’t covered before: worldbuilding flags. Visually flags, coats of arms, emblems, and symbols are a pretty big deal when creating fictional settings and sometimes in real life as well, so I’ll offer some thoughts to fill that gap in this … Continue readingWorldbuilding Flags: Some Thoughts
What would, from the perspective of a man, be the perfect woman? How can one approach that ideal? Rarely is the question of who a woman should become in life put in those terms, and for understandable reasons, yet using “the perfect woman” as a … Continue readingFeminine Companionship: An Unsung Ideal
Having been on a Star Trek kick recently, my mind has turned to space-operatic exploration and discovery, and how that will be affected in the far future of my space opera sci-fi setting. The propulsion technology of my science fiction setting is truly powerful, after … Continue readingMy Space Opera’s Far Future: An Age of Navigators?
I’m pleased to report that I’ve already completed 14,000 words of my latest novel, the story about the group of party girls encountering the hermit of Ariel on an expedition to one of the outer solar system’s countless oceans I mentioned in a previous post. … Continue readingThoughts on Ariel and the Adamas Nemesis Girls
I just realized that as of today I’ve completed my personal challenge to paint at least one digital painting every day for a month. Well, not exactly every day; I did miss doing it one day over the past month, but I made multiple digital … Continue readingDaily Digital Painting for a Month: Challenge Complete!
“What?” you might ask, “Worldbuilding with Dunbar’s number?” Dunbar’s number, simply put, is the reality that as human beings we can only conceive of a limited number of people in our minds as fully-formed, concrete, flesh-and-blood human beings instead of abstractions. Dunbar’s Number Although the … Continue readingWorldbuilding with Dunbar’s Number
No, I’m not boiling a wicked brew for Macbeth, or for anyone else! You readers and your melodramatic imaginations. Tsk-tsk. Anyway, after the completion of my most recent short story, “A Trip to Starlit Spa”, I have several ideas for my next effort that I’m … Continue readingDouble, Double, Stories and Trouble
“A Trip to Starlit Spa”, my sixth story overall and my first short story, is now available on Amazon! Click here to purchase the ebook version, or click here to purchase the paperback version. As the little blurb for this sweet little story says: Join … Continue readingA Trip to Starlit Spa: New Sci-Fi Short Story Released
We’re told that specialization is the elixir of prosperity, the division of labor the font of civilization itself, but what if that’s not true, at least in the way we think it is? Since the age of the Renaissance Man faded into the history books … Continue readingThe Renaissance Man: Still the Master
Click for full resolution. This is my digital painting “Girls’ Night Out”, depicting two beautiful young women gazing at the sublime visage of a supermassive black hole feeding from a red nebula through Gothic-cathedral-style windows. Of all the pieces I’ve made to date “Girls’ Night … Continue readingGirls’ Night Out