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actually writing blog: fourth friday fictionette processed next input please
2014-10-24 23:25 MDT
It's up! It's up! It is called "The Revolution Will Not Be Processed" because when it comes to titles I tend to pick whatever's shiniest. The cover art comes from this lovely bit of photography (CC BY-SA 2.0) which looks like it might make a striking deskt . . . .
Boulder Writing Examiner: Virtual write-ins and writers' cabins for rent in Second Life
2014-10-23 15:43 MDT
Speaking of virtual write-ins, not all of them are on YouTube. Some of them are in Second Life. You can join other writers from around the world amid soothing sounds and pleasant views without having to leave Boulder or...
actually writing blog: dear wednesday
2014-10-22 23:20 MDT
My optimism was totally misplaced. Not only did lunch in Denver eat up a huge chunk of my available energy for the day (much of which I used on the staining the back side of closet door number three), but I gave in to temptation and accepted an invitation . . . .
actually writing blog: i fought the phone jack and i think it was a draw
2014-10-21 23:53 MDT
I may have mentioned that John and I are trying to sell our third-floor condo unit. The goal is to move into something that's a little more like a house, but that isn't too far from where we are now. And now that the roof has been replaced and last year's . . . .
actually writing blog: miracles of... not very modern technology, actually
2014-10-20 23:05 MDT
As though to make up for last week, this morning's farm work went a little long. It featured seeds, seeds, and more seeds, seeds of tomato and pepper varieties, seeds to be wet processed for drying, winnowing, and sowing next season. It began when the far . . . .
Puzzle Pirates Examiner: Puzzle Pirates blockade schedule for the weekend of October 18-19
2014-10-18 12:53 MDT
As you may remember from last week's post, Legacy of Leisure and Cream Pie are retiring from Meridian's blockade scene. Tomorrow, Sunday the 19th, three of LoL's islands will be under attack by Brigand...
actually writing blog: putting that fictionette in the end zone after the two-minute warning
2014-10-17 23:04 MDT
I've been running late all day, and I'm beginning to question whether writing can coexist with home improvement projects. And cooking. And having a social life. Also eating and sleeping... Whatever. Here is a Friday Fictionette! If you are a Saints fan, it . . . .
actually writing blog: whimsical pronouns for everyone
2014-10-15 22:40 MDT
Apropos of this blog post by author John Scalzi, you are all on notice that henceforth the actually writing blog here will be pleased to employ the non-gendered pronouns whee/whim/whir wherever appropriate. Singular they/them/their will also be utilized o . . . .
Boulder Writing Examiner: Participate in these novel planning events hosted by NaNoWriMo HQ
2014-10-15 21:57 MDT
Boulder has a huge and enthusiastic community of National Novel Writing Month participants. As such, it features many local resources for the would-be 30-day novelist. Nevertheless, it would be remiss of your Examiner not to mention the online...
actually writing blog: housework, skate parties, and john and me
2014-10-14 23:50 MDT
Today wasn't so good on the writing front. Writing productivity got attacked from the front end and the back end. Both attacks were relatively pleasant, but--there goes my Tuesday. The front end attack was an inability to get out of bed. You ever hear Jim . . . .
2014-08-24: "Other Theories of Relativity" in Toasted Cake
Live now, alongside of "Mon pays c'est l'hiver" by Amal El-Mohtar, at Toasted Cake. Listen or download here.
2014-03-09: "Lambing Season" in NAMELESS Digest
NAMELESS Digest #3, containing my story "Lambing Season," is now available for purchase in both electronic and physical formats.