May 31
Greg Dragon Author

I’m always honored when someone wants to interview little ‘ol me about writing. It gives me a chance to speak about the act of writing itself, which like any other art, is a passion where the person behind the works is ignored–unless they become an Andy Weir. LuxeLifeATL.com is a lifestyle magazine in Atlanta that features much of the news, entertainment, and the arts & culture. If you plan to visit chocolate city anytime soon, you may want to check them out to see what’s going on. From the Interview: I grew up on Science Fiction shows and movies, and I have always read Sword and Sorcery. As I grew older however, I began to notice that Science Fiction had people who looked like me, whereas Sword and Sorcery didn’t. This naturally made me pay attention to Science Fiction more, and I fell in love… [Read more]

Nov 09

Many of us have had ideas that we wanted to turn into reality. Most of us sit on it, tell everyone we know about it, and let it drift off into the clouds of “what-ifs”. We are satisfied that everyone either said it was a good idea, or give up after learning that it has already been invented. Then there are those strange folks who think of things, build them, and then fly overseas with little else but a dream in order to get a factory to manufacture it… Most of us don’t know too many people like this but guess what? I got to sit down with one of these crazy people in order to pick their brains on what it takes to bring an idea into reality. It was a late night when I visited Master Hoon Park’s dojo “J Park Martial Arts”… [Read more]

Oct 12

Author’s note: Recently I did an article for fellow author Mark Gardner’s website. He gave me carte blanche to write about anything and I chose to talk about diversity in books (primarily Science Fiction). Here’s an excerpt and link to the actual article: One of the biggest praises I get from men when it comes to my books is that I write men to be authentic of who we are. You would think that being a man would make this automatic, but I read a lot of books written by men where the male characters are stereotypes as opposed to what you would find in a real person. My portrayal of men comes from a long history as a relationship blogger. When you’ve been forced to dissect why your gender does certain things—and behave certain ways—for as long as I have, you will find that… [Read more]

Jan 14

Imagine that you come home from a long, stressful day of work, and you walk inside of your house to find that you’re in The Twilight Zone. Your vision blurs, you lose your balance, and you end up in a long hallway lined with doors. The hallway seems to go on forever, and when you try one of the doors it opens up to a large 60″ television, an assortment of game systems–with games–and the cushiest seat known to man. Sounds awesome, right? The next door has a new PC, fast internet, and your Facebook profile is beckoning you to hop on and engage with friends and family. You close the door fast (that Facebook crack rock is mean!), now understanding that the doors all lead to comfortable, fun things, but you want to know what’s at the end of the hall. As you start down the hall peeking into… [Read more]

Jan 09

It’s Friday, so permit me to create a post about nothing. If you’ve been a regular visitor to the Hall—which I highly doubt being that the majority of our traffic stumbles in from Google, brand new—you will have noticed that posts have been sporadic at best due to an unannounced break by yours truly. I have an excuse though (a good one too). See, what had happened was, since I wrote so much here, people kept asking me “Greg, how come you haven’t written a book?” Truth is I had written a number of books, BUT, I was just the write em and throw em in the filing cabinet sort of person. This was until Cherry Tigris put me on, on how to rock this… and I took her advice and got bitten by the bug. Matter of fact, I just kept writing books and not… [Read more]

Apr 29

I find it very interesting that I’ve been called just about every M-word that populates the modern, angst-ridden, reading-comprehension-lacking, mainstream mindset of today… all because of my writing here. Many of these labels are opposites but come as a reaction to articles that I have penned to further the notion of true equality between the genders–while celebrating the great features that make us unique (yes it’s possible). When I take men to task I’m labeled a “mangina”, and when I take women to task I’m either a “mysoginist” or an “MRA” (not exactly offended by this one). But what’s in a label if the name-caller is missing the bigger picture that the author is presenting? To delve deeper into this name-calling business, I will point out two of my most popular articles on this site. The Curse of Being A Beautiful Woman One thing I… [Read more]

Mar 17
anstractor book, greg dragon author

  What is the hardest part of writing your books? The hardest part about writing Anstractor is that I am writing to represent a multiverse of several galaxies. Each galaxy has its planets, each planet has its continents and each continent has its people. There are hundreds of races, species, looks and customs. There are political differences, exotic technology, languages, all of which I need to keep track of and reference accurately throughout the various stories. Had I written a book about earth, or something we all know about historically then it would have been a bit easier since all I would have had to focus on was the characters and the situations. The other hard part about my writing is that my genre for Anstractor is Science Fiction. With a genre that has pop culture influences like 1984, Star Wars and Star Trek you… [Read more]

Mar 11

When I think about writing and dealing with criticism it brings to mind the visual of a new comedian who is working a tough room whose audience expects him/her to be Jim Carrey. As we know comedy is varied and while several thousand people may find one man funny, there will be leagues of others who don’t. For that comedian to succeed, he/she will have to get through many nights where the audience is comprised of hostile people that refuse to laugh before he gets to selling out Madison Square Garden with leagues of his fans. Many of us come into writing expecting our readers to be supportive, and if they don’t like our books to at least be civil about expressing their disdain. Who are we to think that we are beyond the phase of booing audience members, rotten tomatoes being thrown, and rivals… [Read more]