2022

June

HUGO

Why Hugo?

 · Laura Lis Scott

2020

March

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6 best practices for working virtually in self isolation

 · Laura Lis Scott

2019

April

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Don’t mess with Mabel

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Books in my shadow

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Other authors are not your competition

 · Laura Lis Scott

March

Dark version of multilingual eye examination chart

Beautiful multilingual eye examination chart of the early 1900s San Francisco

 · Laura Lis Scott

2018

August

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Do you stream like I do?

 · Laura Lis Scott

July

Photo of two old books seen edge-on with very soiled pages

Watch out for poisonous books

 · Laura Lis Scott

March

Close on old array of typewriter print keys

If you want to write a novel that’s literary as fuck

 · Laura Lis Scott
Pale Klingon asks What must I sacrifice? From TV show Discovery.

How not to blog

 · Laura Lis Scott
Still from Valerian

On Valerian

 · Laura Lis Scott

February

blue and gold swirls over a town at night

Something I often have to remind myself as a writer

 · Laura Lis Scott
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A firstperson narration aspect often overlooked

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Free Mabel!

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Rediscovering Notes app (and it scans, it scans!)

 · Laura Lis Scott
and then two blogs became one and the eldest shell was no more

Merged-ish

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Nothing that can’t be solved with a little bug spray

 · Laura Lis Scott

2017

January

Writing update

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Six notebooks compared: Leuchtturm1917, Rhodia, Midori, MUJI, Northbooks and Moleskine [updated]

 · Laura Lis Scott

2016

June

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How is the author-editor relationship affected by who hires whom?

 · Laura Lis Scott

April

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Guarantees

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Announcing A Spy in Stilettos: A Comedy of Manners, Politics, and Sex

 · Laura Lis Scott
Close-up of Prince as a young man

And now Prince

 · Laura Lis Scott

In which a serialized novel is mentioned

 · Laura Lis Scott

January

Black-and-white photo of young David Bowie wearing an eyepatch, via AVRO (Creative Commons).

Bowie

 · Laura Lis Scott

2015

May

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Porcupine

 · Laura Lis Scott

April

an old doorbell, with magnets on the left, and a big bell with striker on the right

Bother me less (or: I don’t want your notification’s nose under my attention tent)

 · Laura Lis Scott

February

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On ergonomic keyboards again

 · Laura Lis Scott

2014

December

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Building a better superego

 · Laura Lis Scott

November

Cold Blood book cover

Who is the woman hero?

 · Laura Lis Scott
Diagram of Lagrange points, via NASA

Home on Lagrange

 · Laura Lis Scott
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No, NoNaNo

 · Laura Lis Scott

October

Done!

 · Laura Lis Scott

September

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Digital: ephemeral

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Scrivener to Word

 · Laura Lis Scott
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For getting things done

 · Laura Lis Scott

June

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In which words flow, but not where I need them

 · Laura Lis Scott
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The pain and suffering of Scrivener exports to Word

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Entering creative space (Morning Check-Up for Artists)

 · Laura Lis Scott

Jay Lake, Remembered

 · Laura Lis Scott

May

Mahlerficent occasion

 · Laura Lis Scott
Book cover with sleek rocket ships flying over a space station

Nebula reading

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Facebook will remind you how fucked up you are and also try to make money off of it.

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Piggies for tomorrow

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Second screen (because the first screen is inadequate)

 · Laura Lis Scott

April

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P is for Priorities

 · Laura Lis Scott
Desktop with laptop, keyboard, open notebook filled with printed pages, and an additional monitor

K is for Keyboard

 · Laura Lis Scott
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J is for Jot

 · Laura Lis Scott
Man laughing, head back covering his eyes

H is for Ho Ho Ho Hee Hee Hee Ha Ha Ha

 · Laura Lis Scott
The Scream, by Edvard Munch.

I is for Iambic Pentameter

 · Laura Lis Scott
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G is for Grindstone

 · Laura Lis Scott
F

F is for Fear

 · Laura Lis Scott
E

E is for Education

 · Laura Lis Scott
C

C is for Cromulent

 · Laura Lis Scott
D

D is for Dry

 · Laura Lis Scott
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B is for Blocked

 · Laura Lis Scott
A

A is for A

 · Laura Lis Scott

March

Meme from the movie office space, where the boss says “Mmm, yeah, if someone could just love me, THAT’D BE GREAT”

Pride, Perfectionism and Anger—Confessions of a Recovering Jerk

 · Laura Lis Scott
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A to Z is for Audacity to Zen

 · Laura Lis Scott

Serialization

 · Laura Lis Scott
a desktop with a computer and papers

As I was tweeting to St. Ives

 · Laura Lis Scott

A mentor by any other name

 · Laura Lis Scott

February

golden comedy-tragedy masks

Writing lessons from the (Acting) Method

 · Laura Lis Scott
lightning in the night sky with the words OUCH!!

Stephen Fry takes on language pedantry

 · Laura Lis Scott
fish and more fish

The noise and discovery problem

 · Laura Lis Scott
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There’s a chimp on my platform

 · Laura Lis Scott

January

The community of 500 words

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Imposter Syndrome

 · Laura Lis Scott

Blank page: 2014

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Writing and editing status: 1 January 2014

 · Laura Lis Scott

2013

December

Cold Saké, our first book, available on Kindle

 · Laura Lis Scott

Rummaging through the writing box

 · Laura Lis Scott

Scrivener’s learning curve

 · Laura Lis Scott

NaNoWriMo, without grades

 · Laura Lis Scott

November

Why WordPress?

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Writing. Editing.

 · Laura Lis Scott

October

NaNoWriMo as motivator

 · Laura Lis Scott

September

painting of small boat about to be drowned in a huge wave

The wave

 · Laura Lis Scott

Why Wordpress?

 · Laura Lis Scott

March

flattened boxes bundled and awaiting recycling

Delivered overnight to your doorstep: Boxes, boxes and more boxes!

 · Laura Lis Scott

February

North American continent of Earth seen from space

The view from space

 · Laura Lis Scott

Binge viewing? It’s called “watching”

 · Laura Lis Scott

2012

October

Why I’m voting for whom I’m voting for in the Drupal Association election

 · Laura Lis Scott

Design lives

 · Laura Lis Scott

September

A man and a woman gaze at each other. She says “Kiss myself”

Regarding “myself”

 · Laura Lis Scott

July

Forking or collaborating: the mix of open source ethics

 · Laura Lis Scott

7 essential elements to create amazing top 7 lists!

 · Laura Lis Scott

June

Recovering contrib Image module’s content in upgrade to Drupal 7

 · Laura Lis Scott

February

Death

 · Laura Lis Scott

2011

December

a multicolored drawing of a face, drawn by me.

Crying lessons

 · Laura Lis Scott

October

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Samsung or iPhone? A screenshot worth a thousand tweets

 · Laura Lis Scott

September

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The theming firehose (NB for designers & front-end developers new to Drupal)

 · Laura Lis Scott
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Hat brain

 · Laura Lis Scott

2010

November

Browsers don’t matter? Look at the longer view

 · Laura Lis Scott

July

mosaic of fake/satirical brands that resemble actual brands

What’s your brand? Do you have a brand? (Do you want one?)

 · Laura Lis Scott

March

Did your website end up doing the wrong job?

 · Laura Lis Scott

2009

September

magnifying glass over a sheet of printed paper

What is Open Source really about?

 · Laura Lis Scott

May

magnifying glass over a sheet of printed paper

HP Velotechnik Street Machine Gte to complement the Rans Stratus XP

 · Laura Lis Scott

January

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Battlestar Galactica returns with Cylons galore

 · Laura Lis Scott

Getting the right things done Franklin style (almost) using OmniFocus

 · Laura Lis Scott
poster of a mysterious man wearing a hat superimposed over a mountain valley landscape

The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring David Bowie

 · Laura Lis Scott
closeup of Takeshi Kitano aka Beat Takeshi, wearing sunglasses

In Brother, Beat Takeshi shows LA hoods Yakuza style

 · Laura Lis Scott
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How to translate New Year’s Resolutions into actions

 · Laura Lis Scott
closeup of Will Smith as Hancock, with several days beard growth, shiny sunglasses and a ratty knit cap

“Hancock” flies on Will Smith’s super talent

 · Laura Lis Scott

2008

December

Marlon Brando as the title character in a promo card for The Godfather

Godfather on Blu-ray: Where’s the resolution?

 · Laura Lis Scott
iPhone

Apps that make the iPhone and iPod touch game-changers in tech

 · Laura Lis Scott

September

Rode my Rans

 · Laura Lis Scott

April

How free is free?

 · Laura Lis Scott

January

Our earth is being orbited by one thousand billion items of undelivered e-mail.

Email etiquette: 9 best practices and things to avoid

 · Laura Lis Scott

2007

July

The anti-priority dogma—er, canon—of GTD and OmniFocus

 · Laura Lis Scott

May

Marilyn Monroe is now in public domain

 · Laura Lis Scott

February

diamond-shaped chart representing how much attention is given to each release of software

How to use open source (and how not to)

 · Laura Lis Scott

2006

October

large ship burning up on re-entry into atmosphere, as people watch from the ground

Battlestar Galactica is back in space

 · Laura Lis Scott
movie poster with young adult woman in pretty summer dress blowing a bubble gum bubble

13 Going on 30 Redux; or: Happy Girls Don’t Do Careers

 · Laura Lis Scott

Battlestar Galactica getting Lost?

 · Laura Lis Scott

September

Promotional poster for Aeon Flux

Women kicking button in “Aeon Flux”

 · Laura Lis Scott
Kirk and Spock gazing off at something with curiosity and concern.

Star Trek: Stale special effects? Or gay soap opera?

 · Laura Lis Scott
Inside Star Trek/: The Real Story

Special effects: The Final Frontier

 · Laura Lis Scott

January

a blue smiley-face water drop

On itch scratching, hitchhikers and growing within the interactive ecosystem

 · Laura Lis Scott

Looking back at 2005

 · Laura Lis Scott

2005

November

Sony temporarily halts use of crippleware, but Homeland Security still is not pleased

 · Laura Lis Scott

October

Is there really so little talent in the world? (And does Hollywood have it all already?)

 · Laura Lis Scott

September

When a website is a car, not a taxi

 · Laura Lis Scott

August

Mainstreaming Chaos

 · Laura Lis Scott

May

Which is really the bubble? (And is it bursting?)

 · Laura Lis Scott