Presents the Science-Fiction series…



For the first time in weeks I find myself on a Saturday where nothing is going on in the daytime. Now this isn’t a complaint, I love what I do in my free time, but it is nice to sometimes slow down and enjoy a day where little is going on.

So I sat down and put on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – awesome film to be sure.  But it got me thinking about our roots as artists.

As a child Star Trek: The Next Generation used to be broadcast on a Tuesday evening on BBC 2 and my dad used to catch it now and again. I think I started getting into it when I was about 10 years old and found myself lost in this glorious vision of the future – which I still am to this day. My creative roots,  as well as my love for science-fiction, can be traced back to Tuesday night episodes of Star Trek: TNG growing up.

So as I sit here listening to William Shatner make the famous war cry “KHAAAAAN!” I wonder, can you trace your creative roots? What is it that got you into the passion you follow today?

Sound off in the comments below!


One of the worst things you can do as a writer is to be silent on your blog – or so the experienced will wisely counsel. I’ll be honest, I have a hard time trying not to be silent sometimes. Between work, family life and commitments like coaching Kid’s Soccer and Children’s Ministry I find myself deciding if I should scribble or blog in the time I have available.

I wonder, does anyone else face this choice often?

So the question that I’m sure you’re all (or not!) itching to ask: “What HAVE you been doing with all this silent time?”

The answer: “A fair bit old chap!”

Well, maybe not with such a laughably old-school British ending. But it’s true. Editing is moving along in the way I like best – taking the time to make sure it’s done with quality.

By the way, did I mention I prefer quality over quantity?

Talking of that – it’s no real excuse for not writing a whole lot. So I’ll fix that with a Challenge. Challenges are cool!

So here’s my challenge: Write something. Anything at all. Then post it in the comments one week from today to prove that silence isn’t always golden. I’ll do the same.

I promise…

Really, I do!

Have fun!