Monthly Archives: January 2014

ABSTRACT THOUGHT AND WHY YOU’RE SO SMART

Let me start this post by saying flat out that if you aren’t watching at least a handful of TED Talk videos every week you’re a low-grade moron. There. I said it. Angry with me? You need to spend a … Continue reading

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THE SIX EDITORS

By now you’ve probably heard different titles for different editors, heard of different sorts of edits, and you may even know what the difference is between all of those people and edits. Most likely you don’t For reasons unknown, this … Continue reading

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I MEAN, ENOUGH ALREADY

I mean, when did this start? I mean, am I the only one who’s noticed this bizarre new trend in which every sentence must begin with the words “I mean”? I mean, it seems as though everyone is doing it, … Continue reading

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KEEPING A HANDLE ON WORLDBUILDING

Worldbuilding—the creation of completely imagined settings—is the cornerstone of the fantasy and science fiction genres, and the exercise can be enormously fun and immersive in its own right. In fact, the biggest challenge for most genre authors isn’t “when can … Continue reading

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