Daily Archives: October 4, 2017

A Brief Addendum to “Word Counts and Writing Process”

Done up in Twitter form, and archived here for posterity. 1. I have some people snarking at my piece about the writing in the Trump era by noting (say) Solzhenitsyn managing to write in Russia… — John Scalzi (@scalzi) October 5, 2017 2. The argument there, presumably, being that if he could do it, I […]

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The Big Idea: David Walton

You want thrown gauntlets? David Walton throws one in the first sentence of this Big Idea piece for this novel, The Genius Plague. Read on to see it, and whether you agree. DAVID WALTON: Zombie books just aren’t creepy enough. They’re exciting, don’t get me wrong. When some drooling dead guy is breaking down your […]

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Amish on the Highway

I often joke to people that in Bradford, where I live, a traffic jam is three cars behind an Amish buggy. It’s not actually a joke; when you see a line of cars going five miles an hour, you know there’s a buggy up on the front of that line. It is not actually a […]

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