Tag Archive: roundup

2016 by the Numbers

Every year at my day job I have to pull together information for everything I’ve done for the year. Usually, this comes this week, someone several levels above me running through and saying they need it. I try to be prepared. So this is my 2016 Roundup of all the shit I’ve done. Quick review of my goals? Back at the start of 2016 I made a post about my goals. Narrating I really dove into narration this year. While…
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Random Roundup

Mostly not of this earth, but a little of this earth. Just a normal random roundup. Also humans. Not of this Earth Planetary rings are incredibly beautiful. They may be the remnants of the destruction of dwarf planets. The rings are pieces of Dwarf Planets that got torn off in passing, which were then ripped to pieces! Juno – I don’t care how old this is – is out of safe mode and awesome. NASA is awesome. Humans managed to…
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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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Missing

What real life things are missing from fiction? Jocelyn at 52 Letters wrote a great post about the Top Ten Parts of High School she wishes YA authors talked about more. Really good to think about, but fantastic if you write YA. I don’t write a lot of YA at least nothing that happens in high school. I’ve been thinking a little about what is missing from other fiction. (I’m also a bit inspired by the great series Elizabeth Rose…
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Quick roundup

Falcons The Smoke Jumper series features peregrine falcons and I’ve been reading a lot about them. They are predators, which makes them great scarecrows. Reviews They are incredibly important. I’m really bad at them. I highly recommend this great write-up about why they are important and how to do them. Swimming cyborgs This one comes back the we don’t know what robots are. Or we can’t accurately see the future. Or just science is awesome. I think mostly that last…
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Hot Hot Summer Roundup

My part of the world is hot. Gross, sticky, swimming through the air hot. And not just hot outside, but my office building is ish, it’s hard to brain when it is hot. To everyone who manages to brain work thing when it is hot my hat is off to you! So here’s a hot hot summer roundup. I’ll be back next week with more about Dangerous Metal and some formatting and publishing stuff. What is worse hot or cold?…
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Reading Roundup

A little bit nerdy a little bit awesome a reading roundup this week. Not a list of books, but of very interesting tidbits of reading. (Hey these roundups aren’t always tied up neatly together, sometimes they are just some cool things I read during the week or stumbled across!) Reading How NOT to read like a beta reader from Kate Heartfield I absolutely run into this when I do a lot of reading for …not pleasure. It is such a…
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Publicity Roundup

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about publicity, marketing, outreach, and such recently so I thought I’d do a publicity roundup. These are a few of the more interesting links, resources, and even an ad I ran across. Publicity infographic Infographic from Book Baby. Because infographics are pretty. I am doing most of the things on the list…ok like halfish…I am working on developing a couple contests, likely for audiobooks, coming up soon. Stay tuned! Spending an hour a day…
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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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