Ever since 1938, when the Orson Welles' produced radio drama of The War of the Worlds scared the bejeebus out of everyone, by far the most dominant narrative involving aliens from outer space has been one of violent invasion of Earth.
I am a theology geek. I was always a theology geek, but going to seminary brought it out more in me. I love thinking about the many ways in which human beings of any tradition make sense of the world, of the seen and the not seen. And I always bring that perspective into what I write.
I am between fiction projects, and I decided to really push on a project that has been on the back burner for over a year. It's a book about nonprofit technology, the field I've spent the last 18 years in, 12 years full-time.
A few odds and ends today. Fridays are good days for odds and ends.
First, I wanted to let people know what I'm working on, and what to look out for in the next few months. I have two books that are completed in not-so-drafty form. I think I've mentioned them both before.
"Going vertical" is a phrase used often in non-fiction and memoir writing. Going vertical means that in a sense, you are going deeper (and sometimes also higher) in perspective and description at certain points in a book. In memoir, this might involve delving much more deeply into a specific happening, or zoom out to look at the very big picture.