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Hey all! Just an update that I’ve finished my Toy Soldier story for the Chasing Fireflies romance anthology yesterday and now it’s going to first edit. Then it goes to beta read by two other authors in the anthology, then the official anthology edit. When there’s $2 Patrons…
A thought-provoking article worth considering. Some of their data isn’t quite up to date, but this doesn’t hurt the article’s ideas or sentiments; though the simple answer for why we’re not doing all this is not that the points aren’t valid, and that some of these speculations may well be correct, but we’re literally looking for a needle in a cosmic haystack, and we have to start somewhere.
Article: Are We Looking for Aliens in All the Wrong Ways? from the blog Starts with a Bang, courtesy of Forbes Magazine.
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It grieves me deeply to learn of the death of Carrie Fisher, whose humour, cleverness and bravery have been an inspiration in my life. Carrie Fisher’s legacy includes bravely sharing some of the most intimate details of her lowest points, from her struggles with drug addiction and bipolar disorder to the objectification that she was […]
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It’s hard to find good advice about writing. A lot of people do vlogs about it, but in my opinion, they either seem to be amateurs who are more interested in discussing the social issues around writing than the writing process itself (which is important, and something I’m interested in, but I wish they would title the video “Why it’s Important to Write Believable Female Characters” if that’s what they want to talk about, instead of “Writing Female Characters,” for example); or they seem to be university professors who have recorded a very long and very boring lecture. I don’t have time for long and boring lectures, and I doubt you do either; I get little enough time to do good fiction writing in my daily life as it is!
But I’ve found at least one channel that I actively subscribe to, and that’s Jenna Moreci. She’s insightful and funny, and she cuts out the extended “ums.” She’s a self-published teen fiction author and she talks about the nuts and bolts of writing primarily as a method of building her audience. Not that I think this is a bad thing. Her videos are only a few minutes long and make their relevant points with a sarcastic wit that I really enjoy. Here’s one of my favourites. It’s funny because it’s true.
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New tests verify that Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X fusion energy device is on track to safely suspend plasma in magnetic fields. Source: ‘Star in a Jar’ Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy
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There’s water, water everywhere on the dwarf planet Ceres, according to new research. New observations have provided direct evidence that water ice is ubiquitous on the surface and shallow subsurface of this massive asteroid. Source: Water, Water Everywhere on Dwarf Planet Ceres
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A little more than a year ago I decided that I was going to read an imprint called the SF Masterworks in order of publication, and I formed a book club so that others could join me, share my interest, and discuss the books in question. The imprint was created to circulate classics of the […]
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