Category Archives: Writing

Life in the Bubble, part 2

Here I am going to lay out some basic assumptions about the physical universe of our world. FTL is possible. Not only is it possible, but it works, is fairly cheap and not a lot of trouble. It is based … Continue reading

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The Planet Ksufesh(First WIP)

Ksufesh is the second of three* planets orbiting Gzietsia3741C*, the least massive of three* stars in the Gzietsia3741 system. Of the other two* stars in the system, Gzietsia3741A* is the most massive and is currently in a red giant stage. … Continue reading

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An RPG Project With My Son

My son has been pestering me for awhile to gamemaster a game of GURPS with him. I’ve decided to create an all-new science-fictional world with him to play in. Recently, we were playing about and came up with a planet … Continue reading

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Pixar’s 22 Rules for Storytelling

A very helpful bit of writing advice from the people at Pixar. Enjoy.Now it’s time for me to apply Rule 11. See you soon! The Astrographer

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Astrographer’s Notebook – The Fruzanni

This is essentially a set of notes I’ve collected over the past several years on a species in my Malthusian Empire setting. The earliest notes on this race which I will admit to making go all the way back to … Continue reading

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Astrographer’s Notebook – An Introduction to Human Culture

Another look at the slightly edited contents of some of my notebooks. This is from one titled, “Malthusian Empire Setting,” which is just named for a polity that existed a little farther along the timeline from my Solar Union setting. Given … Continue reading

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Writer’s Inspiration

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Writer’s Assets

This post is a collection of links to articles and other online assets that I have found(and might want to be able to find again) on the craft of writing. This isn’t so much for my readers, if there are … Continue reading

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Make It New!

As I said in my last blog, plagiarism is when you take somebody else’s idea, borrow it and hand it back to them damp, sweaty and a bit used up, but otherwise unchanged. When you steal an idea, take it … Continue reading

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Space: 2079

My alternative title for this was, “2081: A Space Odyssey.” This is the first stage in my process of building the skeleton of a future history. As T.S. Eliot said, “Mediocre writers borrow, great writers steal.” So far this work … Continue reading

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