Posts Tagged ‘ Authors ’


Feb 16th, 2011 | By

Recently, some friends and I have been swapping DVDs and watching episodes of old SF shows from the 70s and 80s. Back when we were kids, Buck Rogers was a great show. Looking back on it 30 years later… well… as one friend put it, “God, if not for Erin Gray this show would be
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Gemini Colony Draft Response

Jan 25th, 2011 | By

Doug, my co-writer for Gemini Colony, has returned his comments on my initial draft.  My concerns were justified.  He agrees that the script needs significant re-writes in order to launch the show properly.  So, I’ll be taking some time to re-read and re-write the existing script to tighten it up and shift the focus a
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Chapter of the Week

Jan 5th, 2011 | By

Part of the purpose of the Trilobyte Project is to share not only ideas, but the products of those ideas. So far, I’ve been sharing a lot of ideas, but haven’t shared much in the way of product.  There are several things in development right now, but we won’t be sharing those until they’re more
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Getting Magical

Dec 23rd, 2010 | By

The rough draft for the Gemini Colony pilot episode is done (and there was much rejoicing).  It’s sitting in the queue waiting to be shredded and rebuilt by the other half of the writing team–but that’s not going to happen until after the holidays are done. So… while we’re waiting for that, I’ve decided to
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Dec 19th, 2010 | By

While I wish I could  say that I’m one of those writers that can whip out a movie script overnight, I’m not.  I have, however, been working diligently to finish up the script for the pilot episode of Gemini Colony. Pilot episodes are the hardest; they require a real balancing act.  You need to introduce
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The Sound of Stories (Part 2)

Dec 7th, 2010 | By

As I’ve said before, music is a big part of my creative process.  Another one of the scores that’s been a staple of my playlist is the score for 300.  Tyler Bates has a rather impressive filmography.  The first  I heard of him (that I knew) was for 300.  After seeing the movie, I headed
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Post-Tryphophan Update

Nov 28th, 2010 | By

Well, I’ve finally slipped out of my turkey-induced coma[1] and I’m back on the job. I spent last night doing some grass-roots marketing (and picking up a potential new linguistics consultant and all-around contributor), and this morning I’ve been going over the plot updates other writers have been contributing.  The script for the pilot episode
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Creating Characters

Nov 22nd, 2010 | By

Any serious fan would agree that a good story needs two basic components:  An interesting plot and believable characters.  Those characters might be utterly unrealistic, but they have to be believable.   The question isn’t “Could this person exist?” but rather “If this person existed, how would they act?” Being a very visual person, I’ve always
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The Sound of Stories (part 1)

Nov 19th, 2010 | By

Bear McCready Insprires Trilobytes Writing is hard work.  Anyone who’s ever written a term paper knows that.  Creative writing is even harder; you can’t just rewrite a Wikipedia article in your own words.  🙂 In order to write a good story, you need to be able to get yourself into a proper headspace.  Every writer
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Little by Little

Nov 19th, 2010 | By

Small Changes and Big Guns Things are moving slowly, but they’re moving–and that’s what counts. A lot of what’s happening is happening behind the scenes.  For example, today we added another consultant.  This one has expertise in linguistics and (cutting edge) AI development.  We already have a consultant for military and space matters.  This is
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