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Writing Advice, Evolution, and Cheese

A round up of weird stuff this week. I highly recommend all of them but the writing advice is amazing. The cheese is so tasty. Best Writing Advice SF Signal Rounds up writing advice The advice ranges wildly though my favorite? “It’s okay to write in your underoos.” Evolution, Reality, and Game Theory Worth a read about perceptions and the accuracy and reality. Reality is kind of bullshit. Which I already knew but this is a good read. (long and…
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Strong Characters

I’ve been thinking a lot about the post from Jocelyn over at 52 Letters the last few days. (I know I mentioned it in the roundup post but it has been eating at my brain.) What makes strong characters? Jocelyn says: the current trend of badass, take-no-shit, cool as a cucumber under pressure, stoic protagonists who face fifty million kinds of stress without any outward sign of freaking out She’s specifically talking about YA but I think that trend is…
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Spring Roundup

Spring is here and so I’ve done a spring roundup. Well they are vaguely tied to spring in my head. Emotional intensity, sensory experience, creativity, and of course SMBHs. (What don’t you think of Super Massive Black Holes when you think of spring?) Reading YA and introverts and emotions Jocelyn at 52 Letters has a great post about seeing yourself in characters, about emotional reactions, and about the way we expect our characters to be. I highly recommend it. I’m…
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Motivation

I’ve been feeling a lack of motivation lately. I think I have hopefully sorted out what was happenings. I had created a gantt chart for all the work I need to be doing, what I need to get done to get the things I’m working on published. This laid things out through 2020 with a novel, two novellas, and an anthology every year, plus record and produce audiobook versions of all of them. Plus the podcast every week. This might…
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Local Robots

What robots have you interacted with recently? Ever? What are your local robots? I’ve been talking to people and looking at robots a lot lately, when most people talk about robots they talk about they are thinking of Asimo.   Your local robots might include Vending machines Roombas Drink vending Car washes ATMs Redbox Self-checkout Which did I forget? It really seems like once we get used to a robot we call it something else and just assume it is…
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600 Second Saga now on Google Play

Listen on Google Play! 600 Second Saga is now available on Google Play. Google says: Starting today, podcasts on Google Play Music in the US and Canada will begin rolling out on Android and be available on the web. The rollout on Android devices will be gradual, so users may not see podcast content on the Google Play Music app immediately. Please listen on Google Play or any of the other places you find podcasts. I wrote about how to…
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S1.4 Beyond the Boundaries

Beyond the Boundaries by T Que Her upcoming short stories include “Back in the Day” and “Where We Are Now”. T Que is a short story author and aspiring novelist. She is also  a graduate of York University’s  Glendon College Political Science program. Beyond the Boundaries is her first foray into the fantasy genre which has expanded her range of writing. When T Que is not writing she is actively enjoying cultural cuisines within Toronto. Music is provided by MADS….
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Creative AIs

I’ve been thinking about the new wave of creative AIs. When will AI be able to take over many of the jobs? It is coming, the question is when. How long until AIs go from iterating (which is primarily what they are doing now) to revolutionizing? That is the real trick with art and creativity in all things. Not just thinking about how to build a better mousetrap, but how to build a house that is mouse proof. Part of…
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Resources

When I go looking for information I find I often go back to the same resources. Yes, I mostly start with Wikipedia and Google. But if those aren’t finding me what I want I have a few other places I regularly loop through. Cracked – personal experience column I know it is a humor site but it is surprisingly good, especially the personal experience. Depending on what you are looking for it can be a good place to go. There…
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