My bane as a writer is writing interesting characters. Characters don’t always work out like I intend them to. Sometimes they don’t work at all. When my writing group workshops my stories, it’s often characterization that comes up.
Robots will take our jobs! It’s the call of the Luddites of the 21st century. We are in the middle of a new wave of technology-driven change. As a science fiction writer, I’m intrigued by what is going on, and where the chips will fall.
No, this is not a post about a war between the three rival nations Centripetal, Centrifugal, and Coriolis. It’s about physics. Because, you know, we all love physics – or we should. Physics makes the world go round, literally, and in this case makes stuff go sideways.
‘Almost’ is the snake oil that lazy writers use to spice up their stories. That ‘almost’ is a lie, smoke and mirrors to distract you from an otherwise boring story. What am I talking about? The ‘almost’ smell.