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Flickr’s 20 Under 20

Just some pretty pictures to look at. Seriously, I have been under the weather all week and I don’t have a lot left over for even a Friday Fun post. I don’t know if it’s just allergies or a hateful Summer cold, but my head is all stuffed up and my brain is working slower […]

Endurance

I was talking with my wife the other day about blogging. I’ve been blogging since at least May of 2000.  That means I’ve been blogging almost fifteen years at one of my several blogs; Diary of a Network Geek, The Fantasist’s Scroll, or this site. I guess that’s kind of impressive.  At least, she seemed […]

Self Publish Your Book

Theoretically, if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this month, you should be just about done with your novel. I’m going to assume this is true and that you’ll want to publish your novel, eventually and that, in the spirit of NaNoWriMo, you’ll want to do it on your own terms.  So, in that spirit, I’m offering […]

Future Bookcovers

So, it’s a little early to think that anyone writing a NaNoWriMo novel is done, but I think maybe people could use a break. Hopefully, you all haven’t given up yet and are still writing.  But, I know it’s a hard slog, so I thought maybe taking a break to think about a cover for […]

Tools for NaNoWriMo

I won’t be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, but if you are, here are some tools that might help those of you who are. First of all, for those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, which is, according to their website, “… a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, […]

Photography Blogs to Follow, Part Two

As implied last week, here are some more photography blogs to follow. I spend a fortune on camera gear.  I try not to, and lately, I haven’t had the spare cash, but it’s hard to resist the lure of that new, shiny bit of gear!  Thankfully, there’s a blog to help me with that; DIY […]

DIY eBook Cover

So, at this point, you should be just about done with your novel for NaNoWriMo. If you’ve kept pace, in the next 24 to 48 hours, you should be wrapping up your 50,000+ pages and breathing a giant sigh of relief. You’ll want to step away from the writing tools of your choice and take […]

Virtual Characters

If you’re doing NaNoWriMo this month, and you’re reading this post, you’re either so far along on your book that you have time to burn, or you’ve given up. Please, don’t give up. In 2011, John Scalzi wrote about “being fictional“, which was his take on Elizabeth Bear’s post regarding how she is, in the […]

Turkey City Lexicon

The infamous science-fiction workshop lexicon of “things to not do”. Over the years, so much has been written about what to do and what NOT to do in fiction that it’s a little overwhelming sometimes. Personally, when I write, I’m almost always trying to write fantasy or science-fiction, or what is sometimes referred to as […]

Let the writing begin!

NaNoWriMo starts today, but I won’t be participating this year. Maybe next year, after my life is just a little more settled and I’ve spent a year getting my writing chops back. Writing here, or any non-fiction, is relatively easy for me these days, but writing fiction is another kettle of fish.  I used to […]


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