When your days are not your own, it’s just a little bit audacious to take on a daily […]
Thinking about this.
Seven years ago I signed up for Twitter. It was different back then, not the spammy marketing-dominated firehose […]
Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
This GORGEOUS image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Aimannesse Photography Fear is a funny thing.…
Who decides who’s a mentor? Today in a Facebook writing group I saw someone talk about how the […]
When we write, we’re sharing a piece of ourselves, as transformed through our novel or short story memoir […]
I confess, I love language. I love grammar. I enjoy well-written prose that demonstrates creative elegance while still […]
A couple of days ago, Chuck Wendig posted a long expletive-rich rant about the proliferation of low-quality books—which […]
Every now and then, I do a little bit to build my “author platform.” Today I signed up […]
As a writer, I am fortunate to have a best friend who happens to be a wonderful author. […]
Social scientists working on a decades-long population study have recently concluded that every single living resident of the […]
I thought I’d document what non-blog writing projects I have been working on sporadically this past year, where […]
It all seems rather arbitrary to say today is a new start, tomorrow is the 2nd day, and so on. […]
Originally posted on Toot Sweet Ink:
In this novelette, set in 12th-century Japan, a young woman samurai encounters torment and betrayal when…
Last night I ventured down into the (water-damaged) basement to see what I could find.
[Update 26 Feb 2018: This post was written about Scrivener 2 some years ago. While there is still […]
No, I did not reach the 50,000-word floor that NaNoWriMo puts out there as a goal for sprint-writing […]
This: Why WordPress?.
They’re two different jobs. I’ve been doing a bit of both this month. On the one hand, NaNoWriMo […]
I’ve been writing for decades, but I haven’t turned a sustained effort towards fiction in ages. I guess […]
I confess, I’ve been sucked into the Amazon Subscribe and Save program. I hate having to battle parking […]
This video struck me in a profound way. OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo. Only a few hundred people have […]
When Netflix published the entire first season of the Americanized “House of Cards”, it was considered a radical […]
For those who don’t know: I served on the DA Board in 2010-2011, and was on the Governance […]
Time was, design was something of a blueprint. You drafted up the poster or magazine or brochure. You […]
Okay, so I have to say something about silly things people say, like “myself.”
When it comes to Open Source software, forking is a feature! Anil Dash said it well: There are […]
Some notes on migrating from the old old Drupal Image Module to Image Fields.
This is a post about death and dying. “There’s nothing to see here, folks. Move along, move along.” • […]
I need crying lessons. I don’t know how to cry.
(Okay, maybe not a thousand. But a lot!) So last night, I saw that John Gruber had favorited one […]
You theme with the mark-up you have, not the mark-up you’d like to have. That’s the essential truth […]
Do you ever get hat hair? You know, what happens when you’ve been wearing a hat or visor […]
I love my apps! I have an iPad and a Droid. I used to have an iPhone (before […]
In The Rhetoric of Fiction, the late Wayne C. Booth discusses a concept of the “implied author.” The […]
What job does your website do? Is it doing the job that you initially set out for it? […]
This question has me pondering the broader values behind open source: openness to inspection, openness to revision and […]
A crazy thing happened in Fort Collins, and I now own two recumbent bicycles: a HP Velotechnik Street […]
Warning: Spoilers! If you’ve been like me, wondering where the hell Battlestar Galactica has been going, the return […]
Task management can be a challenge if you have a lot of stuff going on. “Urgent” things are always […]
I never had the opportunity to see this film in a theatre, and the existing video versions were […]
This movie is interesting. Very dry. Very understated, for all the violence. Beat Takeshi Kitano directed this movie, […]
Resolution time. It’s the occasion to institute changes. Or at least resolve to change. It doesn’t always work out, […]
Hancock probably could not be considered anything more than a halfway decent scifi/fantasy movie if it weren’t for […]
I’ve been watching The Godfather on Blu-ray, and have been rather disappointed just how muddy the image is. […]
The online world changed for me this year.
Impressions of the Rans Stratus XP recumbent bicycle.