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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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The Future – Roundup

Here is a roundup of some interesting links and resources I’ve come across recently: In their natural environment Wild Jaguar in the US (video) A wild jaguar video from trail cams. Trail cams are amazing things, you can find a lot of them and snippets from them online. Interesting to see animals on their own in the wild. I also love things like the cams that have been put in nests and such. Pennsylvania Bald Eagles cam has 2 cameras…
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Google terms

I find my google terms are a weird combination of perfectly sensible things…and maybe things that say I need a break. My recent history includes “airplane cop” I couldn’t think of the term sky marshall! It is something I love, I know that a word exists and I know I want it but I can’t quite make my brain get to it fast enough. Google to the rescue! Also looking through my Google terms list I can clearly see as…
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False Gods

False Gods is my answer to a new challenge from the terrible minds of Chuck Wendig. The challenge was roll a random number generator and get two sub genres and mash them up into something shiny and new. I got technothriller and mythology. I’m not entirely sure I hit either of those genres exactly…But hopefully it’s still enjoyable. False Gods We will remove all false gods from the world. One by one. I surveyed the murder scene. The woman was…
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We live in the future now

Some links I’ve rounded up for you. I make no promises that they are all recent, but they did all interest me and I wanted to share. Some of substance, some less so. (Mostly they have substance.) Adorable puppy gif Because adorable puppy gif. Who Owns the Word Ghost? Copyright and words and gaming oh my! The word “ghost”. Other words that have had copyright attempts put out there “candy”, “scrolls”, and “let’s play.” Sciencey things Potatoes on Mars I’m…
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600 Second Saga

I’m starting a podcast at the end of March. It will be 600 Second Saga. It will be a flash fiction podcast. 600 seconds (or 10 minutes) or less of science fiction and fantasy delivered as a weekly podcast. I will be writing and reading my own works, but I’d also like to read flash fiction from other authors. I am in search of pieces that are 1,000 words or less that float anywhere within or near the sci-fi and…
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