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Podcast Recommendations

Yesterday I posted about how to listen to podcasts, today I’m going to share some of my podcast recommendations. This is only a slim selection of what I listen to, but they are some of my absolute favorites. Podcast Recommendations Literary Far Fetched Fables – 1 hour or so fantasy stories, usually more than one per episode 600 Second Saga – 10-minute science fiction and fantasy delivered weekly (I promise!) Writing I Should be Writing – Interviews, thoughts, suggestions, support…
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How to Listen to Podcasts

Don’t know how to listen to podcasts? I’m here to help! Just make it easy! iPhone Android What are podcasts? Basically a radio program on the computer. Or like going to the library and picking a series, and then the rest of them are already checked out when are ready for the next one. If you can think of it, if it is your hobby, something you like, there is a podcast about it. It is the internet, it exists….
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S1.2 Destroyer of Worlds

Destroyer of Worlds by Stefan Budansew. You can learn more about Stefan at his blog or purchase Immersion on Amazon. Stefan Budansew has been storyteller his entire life, however he only started writing the stories down in 2013. Initially encouraged by Nanowrimo, Stefan published his first short novel, Immersion, in 2015, and has several other works in progress. He also assists with the 600 Second Saga podcast and encourages others to share all the stories which they keep inside. Stefan…
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The future and the past

I think a lot about the future and the past. Our future is completely informed by our past. If we weren’t who we were we wouldn’t be who we will be. 3D printing clothing This will of course be coming and I look forward to it. It is important to note that we will absolutely still need designers. Some day we will have closets with these printers built in. You might go to a store and work with a designer…
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Camp NaNo

Camp NaNo is coming up soon and I’ll be using it as a chance to dig in and focus on a giant monster edit pass of the first in Jenna’s series. I know that some writers are judgey of NaNoWriMo and the NaNo camps. For me, at least, they are a good opportunity to set my focus on one project and try to carry it to completion. Doing NaNo doesn’t mean I never write for the rest of the year….
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Apple Watch Edition

Was the Apple Watch Edition a really thoughtful and deliberate example of anchoring? So my (entirely lay) understanding of Anchoring is basically the first thing sets your perspective of the next thing. A tool used in negotiations very frequently. Wikipedia says “ For example, the initial price offered for a used car sets the standard for the rest of the negotiations, so that prices lower than the initial price seem more reasonable even if they are still higher than what…
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See, smell, hear

I love thinking, but most of these links are more tangible. How we see, smell, hear, and interact with the world around us. Or the world a forever ago. That one is pretty to look at too. Yarnbombing! Fantastically beautiful and cool projects. I’ve seen some of these in my city. I’ve never done one myself, but I have absolutely considered it. Smell tourney What smell would win in your world? I like the smell of thunderstorms and campfires a…
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Compiling Feedback

What now? I need to start compiling feedback. Ok so I’ve gotten feedback and I’ve thanked the person (I really liked Elizabeth@Be There Dragons’s suggestion of a small thoughtful gift is a great one). Then I need to work on what to do with it. Some feedback is better than others. If I’m going to be doing a full rewrite  the grammar and spelling are likely not that helpful. If someone doesn’t like the genre…then not much I can do…
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