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Writing games. I avoided them for years because I was short on time, not ideas. Once I lifted my head from my page, I realized my focus was all wrong. This one-hour-a-week â€œgameâ€ held incredible lessons I couldnâ€™t get anywhere … Continue reading
I admit to being a sucker for the Ticky Box. Which is to say, I am perhaps excessively motivated by having Lists and Ticking Things Off Them. I like setting goals for myself, and Iâ€™m good at breaking those goals … Continue reading
AI is coming for your jobs, creatives! Or… it will be, eventually. Not this year. But coming soon. Introduction The last two years have seen surprising and indeed almost shocking advances in AI creative work. Image-generators like Dall-E, Midjourney, and … Continue reading
Note: This originally appeared on Liz’s Patreon, which you can find here, and which I highly recommend. Scrying the Future The world will continue to argue the benefits, ethics, problems, and controversies about AI art and writing long past my … Continue reading
While I am a sucker for fairytales and magic, one area of writing that I persistently search for is dystopian not-so-distant futuristic novels. Something plausible, and terrifying, that engulfs the reader in the imaginative, but hope-it-wonâ€™t-happen world characters live in. … Continue reading
Guest Post: Ping-Pong, Spin, and Third-Ball Attack (Or, Why Dialogue Gets Boring and How to Fix It) by Gregory Ashe
Have you ever read dialogue like this? Â Â Â â€œWeâ€™ll need the Spear of Glorgon to kill the Pit-Fiend Czhnarboth.â€ Â Â Â â€œYes, we will. Do you know where the Spear of Glorgon may be found?â€ Â Â Â â€œSadly, it … Continue reading
Whenever I ask the question â€œHow shall I live?â€ I always look to literature for the answer. But this time the answer came in a dream. The dream took place in an auditorium, an old one, like the Century movie … Continue reading
Pride StoryBundle 2022 is No Longer Available Betsy Miller, Thinking Ink Press Thanks, Cat, for having me as a guest on your blog. Itâ€™s great to have the opportunity to share the news. The Pride StoryBundle includes a wonderful variety … Continue reading
CAT RAMBO: One aspect of the great appeal of the Hap and Leonard books is their enduring friendship, including its ups, downs, and petty annoyances like one of them eating all the animal crackers every once in a while. Presumably … Continue reading
In the prohibition-era, supernatural noir novel,Â The Big Cinch,Â Sean Joye, a young veteran of 1922â€™s Irish Civil War, has made his way to his brotherâ€™s place in the United States and into the employ of an ambitious judge. The courthouse charwoman, … Continue reading