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Procedural Space Opera

I may be a computer geek, but I’m heavier on the geek side. Not that a statement like that is much of a surprise to people who know me. Or to people who follow my oldest blog, the eponymously named Diary of a Network Geek. The thing is, though, I fell into the network part […]

Create Your Characters

Now that you’ve got a story idea, who are the people in it? Often, a story is centered around a single, strong character, and you’ve already answered that question. But, what if you haven’t? Well, then, maybe I can help. First, if you need to flesh out an entire character, including a bit of family […]

5 Random Writing Tools

So, in support of NaNoWriMo, this month, I’ve decided to serve up nothing but writing-related links. At a week into the process of writing your novel, you should be well on your way.  But, maybe there are some back-story details you’d like to fill in.  Maybe a character who needs an odd name, or who’s […]

Writing Music

Some music to create the Great American Novel by. Or, you know, whatever it is you need to write. Back in October, I brought you a link to soundtracks for your books, but this week, it’s music that will hopefully inspire your writing.  I know a lot of people who write to music, whether that’s […]

Creative Generators

So, in keeping with the theme this month of NaNoWriMo, I bring you creative time-wasters! Okay, so maybe I call them “helpful utilities” when I use them, but, still… Back in the day, I was much more of a Renaissance man that I am now.  I dabbled in all kinds of things not least of […]


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