Author Archives: Margaret McGaffey Fisk

Things That Make Me Smile No.149: A Bird Symphony

A new twist on classical music my mother pointed me to…ShakeUp Music & Sound Design has constructed an opera enhanced by bird song. Enjoy.

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5 Interesting Links for 09-21-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Steampunk (Costuming) Step-by-step instructions for making cool steampunk goggles on the cheap. http://susandennard.com/2011/02/how-to-make-steampunk-goggles/ Techniques (Editing) 9 steps to revising your novel, many of which I do and some that would … Continue reading

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Blind Author’s Writing Method: Guest Post by Adam Boustead

One of my favorites in Vizions of the Future was the first story: Sylvan Chains. Adam’s tale takes some interesting turns as it gives the characters independence and choice despite being part of a very structured society. Then, when I … Continue reading

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Troll Tunnels by Erin M. Hartshorn

This is the third Boston Technowitch novel, and with the series shaping up to be long, it falls approximately in the middle. For me, that’s where a series succeeds or fails. The first two established a distinct pattern of narrative … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.148: An Artist at Work

An artist at work is an amazing thing to watch. I’m familiar with many of the techniques used through watching FaceOff, but this is a sped-up presentation of almost all the steps in creating a realistic-looking baby orangutan in silicon. … Continue reading

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