Skill vs. Talent

Recently, on the FWO forums, the subject of talent came up–and how much it matters versus skill. This is all generalization, of course… but I think that for the majority of writers, a large part of writing is acquiring skill sets–language, grammar, how to structure a story, and (perhaps most important) your own creative process. In my experience, just learning …

Evolution of a Trekkie

There are so many ways in which I can be considered a geek. So. Very. Many. I read fantasy novels (even the ones for¬†grown-ups), I enjoy science fiction, and use the word “genre” in casual conversation. I have given the concept of time travel an inordinate amount of thought. Perhaps most condemning, every week I sit at a table with …