On July 2, 1989, at a science fiction convention in San Francisco, I found a vendor creating custom glass work. I asked him to make me a special glass and then made a promise to not drink out of it until certain things happened.
Since I learned to see by watching for patterns, I often misjudge the universe's intentions and compile all the negatives that enter my life into one huge warning or stop sign. That is until it steps in and drops a golden apple on my head.
What if we could set the competition aside and use each other's knowledge and experience to create a better place for everyone? Idealistic and naive, maybe. Still it's something we all need to consider, especially in the divisive and uncertain climate we all seem to find ourselves in.
Reading and watching sci-fi and comic book television, novels, and movies, I often come across time travel. Travelers, a Netflix / Showcase joint venture takes this in a new direction that already has me wanting a second season.
What determines if someone is a professional or amateur writer? In his post, Jeff Goins outlines seven points (and an eighth, if you look real hard at the intro) of what differentiates one from the other. After reading the article, I decided I'm somewhere in between.
"You put a lot of popcorn kernels in and you heat it up," Kevin J. Andrews said in an interview on The Creative Penn, "But you never know at any one time which popcorn kernel is going to pop or which direction it’s going to fly." For authors, each kernel is a book. Which one is going to pop is the biggest question.