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The Hidden Dangers of Writing

As a writer, I’m used to sitting for long stretches, typing out my latest story or blog post. And that is on top of all the sitting I do driving to and from work and being parked in front of … Continue reading

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Writing for the iPhone Generation

Recently I saw this infographic on the trends with smart phones (click link to view the whole thing). And after seeing it, it’s easy to believe our computing life will be much different in five years. The question on my … Continue reading

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Weaknesses

This week Big Think released a short video by Julie Burstein profiling artist, Chuck Close; an inspiring man with a disability called “face blindness“.  You see, Close can’t recognize faces in three dimensions. Yet Close has taken his weakness and made … Continue reading

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Customer for Life

We all have customers – those who receive a product or service from us.  Everyone understands the traditional customer in a business or retail setting.  But customers can be as close to home as our children or spouses who count … Continue reading

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15 Years From Now – Part 1 (Anarchy)

In my latest project, a near-future adaptation of G.K. Chesterton’s masterpiece The Man Who Was Thursday, I’ve been working hard to take a plot, characters, and setting originally created for what was then the turn of the 20th Century and bring it … Continue reading

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Out-Humaning Computers

The Atlantic has a great article this month called Mind vs. Machine (PG for some profanity), adapted from Brian Christian’s book The Most Human Human: What Talking With Computers Tells Us About What It Means To Be Alive. It’s a fascinating and … Continue reading

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Thinking About the Future of Publishing

Technology Review recently published a very interesting article on the Four Principles for Crafting Your Innovation Strategy.  Using the home movie rental business as a case study, TR shows how companies like Blockbuster are suffering due to their lack of … Continue reading

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Rhythm and Flow

As an author, I’ve learned a few tricks over the years to help my writing to be more interesting, dynamic, and meaningful, all in the effort to better connect with my readers.  I’ve picked these tips from a variety of … Continue reading

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Interactive Solar System

A few days ago I shared about a nifty little map of the U.S. which plotted out the most common family names.  Besides being an interesting infographic, it’s a great tool for authors.  On that same vein, here is another … Continue reading

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Surnames

For all my writer friends out there, National Geographic has answered our prayers with an interactive map of the the U.S. showing the most common surnames (family names) in each geographic area.  What’s even better, by noting the size and color of … Continue reading

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