Internal Dialogue

Me: Sigh

Still Me: What’s wrong with you?

Me: Ennui.

Still Me: Too bad. Why don’t you accomplish something and then you won’t feel so ennui-y.

Me: I can’t. The ennui disrupts my creative process.

Still Me: Does it disrupt your this-isn’t-really-creative-but-still-has-to-get-done process? Cause you got stuff to do.

Me: Yeah. Sadly.

Still Me: What’s your problem? You just finished proofreads for the novella, and it’ll be published next week. You just sold

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Dandelion Wine

I am re-reading Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine. It is about summer, and life, and death. Therefore, summer is the time to read it. The fireflies aren't quite out yet (firefly season is the ideal ideal time to read it), but I am going slowly, to make it last. Sometimes I read passages out loud to my cat, who has a tin ear for prose...though a great ear for mice.

All this is to say, I am reading Dandelion Wine

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if i had a hammer

Writing a spec script for a feminist, POC-centric revision of a famous licensed comic book property is not a good use of my time. Especially as I don't know how to write screenplays. Or navigate Hollywood. Or defeat IP attorneys.

It's quite literally a waste of effort.

Fun, though.

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Storium Worlds – Diremoon

If you're into gaming, or cool ideas, or just like to watch successful Kickstarter campaigns, you may have seen Storium.

Storium is a new game that truly brings storytelling to the forefront of gaming. The mechanics are tight and the possibilites endless. What else can you ask for?

How about a world?

I'm super excited to have the chance to add to the Storium worldbuilding juggernaut. Nick and I are going to bring the world of Diremoon to Storium. And

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Best Podcasts for Writers

The previous post covered favorite writing tools. But I forgot one tool: podcasts! So here is the extra special bonus podcast post.

Since I’m mostly alone--all day, every day--I like to listen to other voices. But TV is pure distraction for me. I can’t have it on in the background, and I’ve never been able to think well when looking at multiple screens.

Podcasts are different. The best ones are like listening in on the conversations of

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5 Tools to Ninja up your Writing

I want to share my top five writing tools. Not all of these will work for everyone, but if nothing else, I hope it make you think about your own writing process and how you can improve it (and we can always improve, no matter how good we are).

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Byword: I love Byword. It’s a distraction-free writing app, and it really is just that—tons of white space, and very little in the way of features (it only works

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