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Outlines

I have no theme for today’s roundup of links. But I’m seriously excited about the Google Docs outlines thing. It is so nice. I Writing Skills Writing more is good. Whatever the words. Even “arse full of farts”. I’m all for fan fiction, writing back from a skeleton of something else, writing within another world (like for a tabletop game…not that I’d ever do that…). Write. Write. Write. Though I do know someone who once copied the phone book, by…
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Feedback

I’ve been reading a lot about beta-readers, critiques, feedback, editing, and all the things that surround it. This post (well series of posts) is me working out my thoughts about feedback of all kinds. It’s going to start fairly traditional, but expect it to take a weird turn at some point in the second or maybe third post…(UX…dun…dun…dun) I’ve read about writers who are scared of feedback, nervous about sending things out into the world, and protective of the things…
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PS1.3 18 Minutes

18 Minutes by Mariah Avix. You can learn more about Mariah Avix at 600 Second Saga. 18 Minutes is flash fiction challenge based on someone else’s character. I selected Karen Boyd from Scary Hippopotamus. Music is by MADS. You can support 600 Second Saga by giving us a 5 star review on your podcast tool or by becoming a patron.

Memory Roundup

I’ve been thinking a lot about memory and the brain, again. I feel like I always loop back to stories about memory, the brain, and perception. They are the thing that interests me. That captures my imagination. I thought I would give a memory roundup of some of the things that have been rattling around in my brain the loudest and some of the very interesting stories I’ve re-dug up this week. (Many of them are older, but from what…
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To Do Lists

To Do Lists? I love them. I have a very deep love for to do lists. But I want to not just write to do lists, I want them to help me write better. For me Chuck Wendig style flailing and shouting isn’t actually useful. Yes, but what will I write? Which project? How much? By when? Me? I need structure. All brains love structure, but I know mine does and I want to feed it structure so it can…
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Soup

Another Friday, another challenge from Chuck Wendig at Terrible Minds. Last week people posted the first sentence for something, only the first sentence. He got over 500 comments, eep!, and selected 10. I picked one of those and this is my take on that sentence. Soup “Of all the things I expected to find in my tomato soup, this wasn’t one of them.” (Stella Wood) I grinned and slurped down the chunk of real, fresh tomato. I pushed my spoon…
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Color and Climate Roundup

This isn’t actually about just color and climate, but I they both start with a C? I’m not entirely sure. I just read the whole climate change article and feel overwhelmed. Colors and words! Color Thesaurus More words for colors is always a good thing. Plus this is just beautiful. Nameless colors And taking color in the exact opposite direction is paint that is unnamed. Writing and AI Robots Learn Values from Books Would you want the future of AI…
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Businessey Roundup

I hate the hiccups. While 600 Second Saga officially launches its preseason tomorrow it is out in iTunes or you can add it to the podcast tool of your choice or search 600 Second Saga. If it doesn’t show up let me know. I’m not sure how so many of these links ended up vaguely business-ey but I’m going with it because they are interesting. (Also maybe because I binged on Cortex over the last week.) Writing and Business intersect…
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