The GFL tribute to John Madden

John Madden was a big influence on the Galactic Football League series

 

If you’re a 80s or 90s kid, and a football fan, then boom, you knew (and probably loved) John Madden.

The legendary coach, broadcaster and entrepreneur passed away on December 28, 2021 at the age of 85. He won a Super Bowl as the coach of the Oakland Raiders, then revolutionized sports broadcasting with his […]

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My “The Problem With Apu” script

Written for a Simpsons spec script contest

TL:DNR SUMMARY

If you’re a Simpsons fan (or you have spent basically any time on social media, ever), you might be familiar with controversy over the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon from THE SIMPSONS.

Apu, the operator of the famed Kwik-E-Mart, is a …

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A scoring system for writers

Or: "How to actually be happy with this frustrating job"

This post is about being happy, productive and successful in your creative life.

I put that topic sentence right up front because this is a long post, worth reading for all creatives (but especially you writer-types). This post is about my “scoring system,” which I devised to help me from tearing my own eyes out from […]

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Scott reads EARTHCORE bad reviews …

Some people are less than fond of my vocabulary ...

With the EARTHCORE paperback finally in stores (boom!), I thought I’d celebrate by reading some reviews from the eBook and audiobook versions. It seems some people did not enjoy some of the more colorful EARTHCORE language and they weren’t shy about letting me know …

Click here to download the episode. This episode sponsored by our “GoDaddy Coupon” page.

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Why a new version of EARTHCORE, man?

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There is a new version of EARTHCORE. We’ve talked about it on the podcast, on Facebook, in our newsletters and on this site, but you can’t reach everyone all the time, so this post is for the Junkies who say …

“Hey, what’s the deal with the new EARTHCORE?” I covered this a little bit in a blog post back in 2015, but let me give you the short answers here:

REASON NUMERO UNO
The new EARTHCORE is straight fire. You will love it. If you buy it (only $9.99 in print), you will feel guilty that you didn’t give me more money.

HEY, LUCAS JR., YOU TRYING TO SELL ME THE SAME STUFF TWICE?
No. I am not. I hate …

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Frustrated with your writing career?

Read also: "When rejection letters become blurb requests"

How does it feel when the people who reject you for that thing you desperately want to do wind up courting you when you’ve finally done that thing?

Well, that’s more than a little overly dramatic for this situation, but as they taught me when I was a journalist you have to hook the reader with the lead. […]

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Whitey Whiterson writes PoC skin tones …

Points to consider for writers describing people of color

Did you know that certain skin tone descriptions can piss some people right the fuck off?

We contracted a new editor to do the copyedit for my scifi/thriller EARTHCORE (out Nov. 29 in print, eBook and audiobook). This editor did a solid job. She’s quickly getting the hang of my particular style and the Siglerverse as well […]

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Shifting our priorities

I.e., "Striking while the iron is hot."

“Hey, Sig, what’s up with the old white dead dude at the top of this page?”

Well, Pilgrim’, we’re making some changes in these here parts. We’re easing up on something that has served us well for a decade so we can better focus on what we do best.

You won’t see the effect of these changes […]

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How to spot a total asshole

Dear Junkies:

You can buy my stories if you so choose. Many of you do, and for that I am grateful. Some of you choose instead to listen to the free podcasts. That’s cool, too. The free podcast is kept free via advertising — you know, like every other form of storytelling entertainment. You may have heard […]

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The death of the Goreline

Back in 2005, a devilishly handsome young podcaster was looking for a way to get more fan involvement on his show. He found this crazy site called K7.net, which gave a free 206-area-code number that worked not only as a free fax-to-JPEG service, but also a free call-to-MP3 service. You called the number, left a message, […]

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Diverse characters ≠ an evil liberal agenda

Thousands of people read my books. (Quick aside: that phrase still rattles my melon — thousands of people read my books. Livin’ the dream, boss.)

But in any large enough population, you get groups of people who look at the exact same thing and see something completely different. People tend to imprint their worldview upon what they experience. […]

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