Author Archives: dan

Creolization

Even if bilingualism doesn’t necessarily make you a super-genius, it’s still a good way to, you know, speak two languages. And combine them! My daughter (who speaks English and Bulgarian) generally sticks with one language or the other depending on … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Brains

Dinosaur Brains? Dinosaur Brains. So. Childbirth. Ain’t easy, amiright? The brain of a human infant is so large that even with some clever adaptation like squishy skulls, wide hips, and mid-birth gymnastics, the process still has a good chance of … Continue reading

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What should I write?

You know what? It’s time for me to write a short story. Perhaps you can help me choose which one. The following are five of my favorite Wonderful, Awful Ideas. At some point I’m sure I’ll get to all of … Continue reading

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89 Authorial self-Indulgence with Tex Thompson and Daniel Koboldt

I’m talking with fellow novelists Tex Thompson and Dan Koboldt about going off the rails in writing and getting too involved with world-building. ~AND UPDATE! Enter to win a free copy of Tex’s book~ “I’ve got this racial slur in my … Continue reading

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Epic Mundanity

A farm boy from Bhutan finds out he is, in fact, the lost son of Steve Jobs. Aided by a wise old software engineer, he must master programming and take control of Apple before the world is doomed to unending lament under … Continue reading

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Biotic Zones of Junction (fauna)

You may not have noticed the new entry in the “stories” section of the menu. So here’s the official page of my next sci-fi novel, Junction. The following are some of my notes for the project (previously called “Router”) published … Continue reading

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The Casting of the Rings

Work continues on my research for Charming Lies with some information about the spring holiday that marks the first scene of the book. Lazarus’ day (Lazarovden) is the Saturday before Easter, and its festivities consist of girls (Lazarki) dressing up … Continue reading

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The Evil Eye

Uroki (from Bulgarian Uroki (plural-only noun) Colloquial. According to folk beliefs. The evil eye, trouble that derives from the praise or regard of someone with the evil eye. May you not catch uroki (an expression uttered after praise). Uroch (from … Continue reading

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The Biotic Zones of Junction (flora)

You may not have noticed the new entry in the “stories” section of the menu. So here’s the official page of my next sci-fi novel, Junction. The following are some of my notes for the project (previously called “Router”) published … Continue reading

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88 Implementation Costs with Lars Doucet and James Cavin

We’re back talking with Lars Doucet and James Cavin, the owner and the head writer of Level Up Labs, creators of Defender’s Quest and Defender’s Quest II. We’re talking about telling story with games. I have an idea, but it’s going to take a month of … Continue reading

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