Tag: craft

There's No Holding Back The Tide Apr 9, 2023   ◦   ~ 1,200 words / 6 minutes

How AI is shaping the future of writing, and what is the sweet spot between human creativity and AI assistance?

What Kind Of Writer Do You Want To Be? Mar 14, 2023   ◦   ~ 700 words / 4 minutes

I’ve seen a lot of advice telling young writers to “write to market,” and I think it’s a terrible idea. If you want to make a living writing things you don’t care about, you might as well get into marketing or copywriting.

Rubberducking Feb 15, 2023   ◦   ~ 500 words / 2 minutes

How is rubber duck debugging similar to writing stories with an AI?

How Much Should We Fear ChatGPT? Feb 6, 2023   ◦   ~ 5,150 words / 26 minutes

I’m an author. When I’m not writing fiction, I’m writing software. It seems both are under threat of an Artificial Intelligence takeover. Or are they? Do we need to worry about some bot taking all our jobs? Well, I decided to have a look.

Nary a Plotter Nor Pantser Be Jun 27, 2021   ◦   ~ 750 words / 4 minutes

Ever since I was a young man I’ve been consumed by the question: Why are some stories satisfying and others just feel like a string of events?

The Teaching Trap Jun 25, 2021   ◦   ~ 600 words / 3 minutes

Reports vary on the number of successful full-time indie authors. There aren’t a lot of 'em. Why is that?