I have often railed about the misuse of ‘word count’ as a single measure of result for writers. I see the misconception all the time in word-o-meters on blog sites, on Facebook posts where people ask each other how much they’ve written, and so on. To me it’s like actors going around comparing the number … More What ‘word count’ really means for writers
The classical problem with falling into a black hole is a pretty simple one. You don’t come out. Ever. Also, as you go down, you’re turned into spaghetti. Or do you? Albert Einstein’s General and Special Theories of Relativity – both of which have been absolutely proven through every single test ever – tell us … More Bridge building with Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen. Or, why Stargate can’t happen…
My short book How to Get Writing…Fast, is out now, and you can get it on Amazon. Those who’ve followed my blog a while will know I periodically publish stuff on how to write – how to’s, handy tips and hints, that sort of thing. What I haven’t explained is that it’s all consistently based … More Get Writing Fast – out this weekend!
On the face of it, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) seems easy – all you have to do is write just 1666 words a day and you’ll have a 50,000 word ‘first draft’ by the end of the month. How hard can it be? Of course the answer is ‘very hard, even for experienced writers’. … More Ways to win NaNoWriMo 2016
My short book How to Get Writing…Fast, is being released for Kindle on 1 October. You can pre-order it on Amazon right now. Translating the perfect concept you hold in your imagination to the imperfect words of the printed page is way harder than it looks. This short book is designed as a quick-start overview … More Get Writing Fast – cover reveal!
There is a lot to be said for ‘found art’ – something true for writers too. Let me explain. I once heard a wonderful story about the time Rick Wakeman – then keyboard player for Yes – was sufficiently unimpressed by the artwork for their 1978 album Yes Tor that he hurled a tomato at … More The joys of ‘found art’ for writers
It seems to me that by our everyday standards, hyper-extreme physics of the Einstein variety is magic – abstract, nonsensical and absurd. To me it’s like dada art. And that also isn’t surprising, conceptually. Setting aside the fact that both dada and Einstein came from Switzerland, the turn of the twentieth century brought the great … More Extreme physics as dada art – really!