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Workshop notes: Having Fun While Writing

The Human Library and I put on a workshop/discussion yesterday about having fun while writing, and it evolved into a sort of writing-as-mental-health thing. There were lots of good bits of advice, including: Track your writing. What time do you … Continue reading

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Leaves Froth in the Wind

Leaves froth in the wind Finding new stabilities We are back in school

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Valuable Asteroid Strikes Ethiopia

This may be a silly idea, but I was wondering about what would happen if an asteroid composed of some valuable mineral struck a random place on Earth (on land). With the help of Random.org, I decided that the asteroid … Continue reading

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Podcast Interview: Time for Cakes and Ale

Hey check this out. I had a great time at Eastercon and you can get a taste of that right here. Thanks, Becks and Eeson!

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Birdsong from a Bush

Birdsong from a bush I don’t know what kind it is But at least we’re fine.

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5 Star Book Reviews: The Other Kind of Life

The Other Kind of Life by Shamus Young I could say “gritty Issac Asimov” and you’d be most of the way there. Maybe I’ll say “Rivers of London” to get you some of the rest of way. But honestly what … Continue reading

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Five Star Book Reviews: Underlord

Underlord by Will Wight Imagine that self improvement, pursued assiduously enough, gave you the ability to throw fireballs. Maybe if you throw big enough fireballs, you’ll be put in a position to understand *why* you want to throw them in … Continue reading

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Wealthgiver alpha finished!

So I did it. I successfully used Terry Pratchett’s “scaffolding story” process. I talked about ideas with my wife, I got my hands dirty with worldbuilding, I meditated, I turned on my playlist full of Ramstein, Panic! at the Disco, … Continue reading

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Specbio Questions?

Turns out I’m moderating a panel at Eastercon next week! It’s called “Creating Fantastic Biologies” “If you want to make realistic SF aliens, or realistic fantasy species, where do you start? Our panel discuss how to create fantastic biologies and … Continue reading

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Trees in the Zoo Park

Trees in the Zoo Park Rushing to put out thier leaves The junipers laugh

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