A milestone

2019-07-22

I’m approaching a milestone on this blog - 100 posts published. (Or rather, it was approaching when I drafted this post - it has passed, now that it’s been published)

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Tricking your brain

2019-07-18

You might have to trick your brain and body into being different. But that’s okay, your brain and body are super easy to trick.

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Your own rules

2019-07-16

Many, many publishers said no to Harry Potter. Sylvester Stallone had to fight tooth and nail to get Rocky made. Some jerk told Elvis Presley early in his career that he’d be better off driving trucks.

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Writing for no audience

2019-07-15

It’s interesting writing this blog with no real plan for or expectation of an audience at any point. What am I supposed to write about? What qualifies as a good post, or a bad one? Are there things I should be writing more about, or less? The audience is entirely removed from the feedback loop.

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Neil Gaiman and constructive boredom

2019-07-13

Neil Gaiman uses a rule when he’s writing. When it’s time to write, he sits down with a pen and paper - he writes his first drafts by hand, with a fountain pen, because he’s a goddamn boss.

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