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Props for Writing Time Travel

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Like any time travel story, my trilogy WILTON’S GOLD has many different settings. With the constant changes, I had to re-frame my thinking often as I was writing to capture the settings and, more importantly, the “feel” of each time and location. The central focus of the WILTON’S GOLD series is the ambush of gold rusher Joe Wilton in August… Read more »

Effectively Planning Your Time Travel

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“Jack looked at the time device on his wrist. The trip had been successful – July 15, 1956. He had 24 hours to stop the miscreant who had murdered his uncle. But he couldn’t walk around town in his modern-day clothes without showing everyone he was out-of-place. So after emerging from the alley into broad daylight he ducked into the Gimbel’s store… Read more »

Back to the Future 2015 – Are We Falling Short?

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On October 21, 2015, we’ll revisit the day that Marty McFly arrived in the future in Back to the Future II. Social media is alive, measuring our real-life 2015 against the one created by Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis in 1989. Much of it has proven to be wishful thinking because in some areas we haven’t advanced as much as Hollywood had… Read more »

While Everyone’s Waiting for October 21, I’m Waiting for September 14

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It was a no-brainer a few years ago to predict that people would be excitedly anticipating October 21, 2015 as it approached. Marty McFly and Doc Brown’s arrival in the “future” would – and has – set off a flurry of activity surround Back to the Future and time travel. There has been a slew of time travel-related movies lately, live BTTF… Read more »

Excitement about Revisiting BTTF in 2015

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Yesterday, all over social media was a video of world-famous skateboarder Tony Hawk riding a successfully-conceived hoverboard. For Back to the Future fans of my own intensity, our jealousy in this matter knows no bounds. Check it out here: As I wrote my time travel series, WILTON’S GOLD, due out in December from Writer’s Edge Publishing, and later pitched it… Read more »

Like to poke holes in science fiction? Take Princess Elsa’s advice

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A former colleague of mine, every time Star Wars was mentioned (which, since I was in the office, was pretty often) would automatically go into a diatribe that he can’t get into the movie because there’s no sound in space. That the entire saga was ruined for him because he couldn’t get over the fact that TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon… Read more »