Justine Larbalestier Shares a NaNoWriMo Tip From Me

It’s here. As she notes, when I gave her the tip, it included quite a bit of cursing. She snipped those parts out whilst adapting it for her site. Because Australians never curse.

The Last of the Fall Color

The Bradford Pear trees in the front yard are always the last to change color in the fall, which means occasionally I get pictures like this, when all the other trees are bare, there’s frost on the ground and the Pears are saying “hey, fall’s not over yet.” No, it’s not. It’s nice to be reminded, and I’m enjoying it while I can.

Why Avatar (Probably) Won’t Flop

Avatar is going to cost about a half billion dollars when production and merchandising is tallied up, which is a huge amount of money. Will the film ever make that money back? At the AMC column this week, I tell you why it (probably) will. If you think I am a mad fool for saying so, let me know in the comments. I thank you in advance for your derision.