Debating the value of an idea or belief is not debating the value of the person who holds it.

Some people are willing to separate themselves from their ideas, while others are not. I have some acquaintances who are easy to discuss differences of opinion with, because they don't take it personally. Others get frustrated when I question an idea. I don't necessarily question because I disagree, but because I want to view it from…

(Anti-)Social Media

Why do they call it social media? People share a lot of words, but so much communication is lost. Body language is gone. Tone of voice is gone. Touch is gone. People spend their lives experiencing other people through the medium of little pixels on a screen, rather than directly experiencing them. It's like a…

How do I find the right editor or agent?

So I've been searching for agents and editors, and sheesh this process is hard! First, I bought "2016 Novel and Short Story Writer's Market" and "2016 Guide to Literary Agents." Then I went through the publishers and agencies that represented fantasy and I highlighted which ones I thought might be good (because they didn't explicitly…