Writing -any creative endeavor, really – is all about giving yourself permission to fail. Now, in one sense, that’s idiotic and ridiculous. The purpose of art is not to make something that’s bad. It’s not to allow something that’s bad to enter the market. The purpose of art is to make something that people respond … More WriteTip: When You Get Stuck, You Just Keep Going
…but I have been collecting followers on Tablo at a fairly rapid clip. Without too much promotion on social media, either. I’m going to chalk that up to the work appealing on some level. The last chapter of The Devil Left Him is started. I can still finish if I sit down and make it happen. … More I Don’t Know If This Means Anything…
http://blog.dictionary.com/word-fact-toward-vs-towards/ I was stuck for which to use, so I googled. Apparently there’s no rule against using it either way, but “toward” is more common in North America, and “towards” elsewhere.
One of the sci-fi novellas I’m working on right now, Void, has a theme about space travel and the hell it plays with time. When I wrote Solar System Blues, I avoided this by making the ship in question travel at below-light velocity, and deliberately making the voyage a long one. Even then, the fact that Burton … More Time in Space
That someone calls himself Philosophy Bro, and the book: Descartes Meditations, Bro. It features a side-by-side translate, so you have the 1901 English Translation, and the Bro-Speak on the facing page. You know, like the Seamus Heaney Beowulf or Pinsky’s translation of The Inferno (both of which you should read, because they’re awesome). I just wanted it … More Somebody Translated Descartes’ Meditations into Bro-Speak
SciBabe makes five arguments why Donuts won’t kill you, but meth totally will. Best part, she knocks down the whole “sugar is addictive” tripe. Sugar is sweet. It tastes good. You can crave it, sure. I’m craving some fruit right now, in no doubt partially because it’s sweet. But it does not trigger your brain … More Donuts are Awesome. Meth is Not.
So, I was at the gym this morning, and in between sets I tend to gaze up at the TV. The one closest to me always has MSNBC on, which is fine, as it’s good to absorb the framing of the other side (for the record, I’m a declared Gary Johnson supporter, but I’m not … More Birther Trump is Not a Birther