I sat down to craft an essay about the experience of writing a “secret history” novel – i.e.,The Mongoliad – in contrast to writing more traditional historical fiction, which is what I do with the rest of my time.Read More
It’s a Wednesday morning. I just finished my workout, showered, and am now sitting in front of my computer screen staring at the two documents that lie open on it. The first is a simple RTF containing my notes from last Sunday’s meeting at the Subutai loft, the space where the Mongoliad writing team meets to train in the mornings before the writer’s meeting.
Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, and five other authors have come together to write The Mongoliad. It is a bold idea and executed just as boldly. The authors got together in Seattle to discuss it—and I was there to tape it! Enjoy!Read More