5 Interesting Links for 09-07-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Techniques (Writing) Grammar and punctuation issues can stay within the rules while still confusing your reader. Here are nine situations to pay attention to, along with solutions for each. The … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-31-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Corruption (Elder Care) This article tells a terrifying tale of legally supported corruption allowing for-profit guardians to prey on wealthy, independent elderly. Were it fiction, people might dismiss it as … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-24-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Techniques (Editing) Four editing techniques to improve your first draft. I use a variation of most of the techniques, and each has clear value. The one addition I would make … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-17-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Techniques (Writing) These techniques may work better for plotters than organics, but the suggestions can help both types of writers either develop or keep track of their characters so the … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-10-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Aliens (Fiction) This is a sequel to a linguistics-based short story, Cold Words, by Juliette Wade. It is true to the first while widening the focus of the world. I … Continue reading

Join Me at WorldCon 2018 for a Panel About Body Language

The cat is out of the bag, so to speak: Schedule prep for #worldcon2018 begins. I'm moderating a panel on Body Language and Writing with @scottsigler @howardtayler @Marfisk and Fred Wiehe. The best part so far? I get introduced to … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 08-03-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Dogmatism (Psychology) This is a fascinating study of what drives dogmatic positions in religious and non-religious people. Though not overtly mentioned, there is an important underlying reminder that while two … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 07-27-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Food (Environment) Research into reduced carbon footprint has determined that if all Americans as individuals gave up beef (not all meats) for beans, it would have as big an impact … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 07-20-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Automation (Technology) Automation is broadly considered both a threat and a hope. This article explores where automation is possible based on current technology and where a business case could be … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 07-13-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Scrivener (Writing) This article explores different approaches to organizing a series in Scrivener. http://gwenhernandez.com/2014/10/16/writing-a-series-in-scrivener/ Steampunk (History) A fun look at the intersection of history and steampunk with a list of … Continue reading