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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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Which Words

Writers and words go together because…duh? But which words? Call me…a miniaturist? Maybe? Mental Floss has a list of 14 old fashioned things to call writers. Someone who writes short pieces of fiction. Yup! (Writrix is also good but mostly because it sounds like someone who stabs someone with old fashioned quills.) Which Words? Swear Words How many swear words could you come up with? 400 or more? Mostly we use 10. No, swearing doesn’t mean you have a limited…
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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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