Tag Archive: brain

My Approach to NaNoWriMo

I’m going to talk a bit about my approach to Nanowrimo this year… It may be TMI? Maybe? I’m trying to share. I was talking with someone recently about how much I love Mur Lafferty’s I Should Be Writing podcast. She’s so open and honest. (Or appears she is at least.) I like the ones where she just tells you how she’s feeling and what’s happening even more than the interviews. Like oh, she can do it, not every day…
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Bird Brain

Birds and brains and bird brain, oh my! Brain Memory and the brain endlessly fascinates me. Everything I read about it makes me want to know more. Forgetting seems like a bad idea, but remembering seems even worse. An article from Sci Am about Why We Forget? The combination of both forgetting processes means that any message is unlikely to ever remain exactly the way you wrote it. Read the whole thing but this line really sticks with me. I…
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Travel

Travel. I don’t really like it. Sorry! I feel like this is a very controversial stance. Or maybe just not a very cool one. At least in my spheres, I hear a lot about travel. How much fun it is, how it makes you a better human being, how it makes you more open to the world, how you haven’t really experienced life until you’ve been to every country. (Maybe exaggerating for effect, a little.) I’m really glad the people…
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Messy Roundup

My thoughts are a bit mess this week so it is leading to a bit of a messy roundup. Have you read blahblahblah I told you messy. I both love and despise all of the lists about what you should read and what you have to read and what you are a horrible person if you don’t read and what you aren’t a real writer if you don’t read and whatever. They always say more about the people compiling them…
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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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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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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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