Social

I have a real love-hate relationship with social media. It’s not just “social media” in their current incarnations, though I confess I’m not a huge fan. Facebook’s privacy model is, effectively, “we don’t want you to have any.” This from the man who bought four houses close to his in order to, and I quote, […]

Plausible

One of the hardest parts of writing is that stories have to feel real in a way that real life doesn’t have to match. I take public transit to work, and one of the great benefits of doing so is that it puts me in contact with a vast cross-section of people who I would […]

Demand

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’d recently picked up a copy of The Shy Writer Reborn, and I’d been putting a lot of what’s in the book to use. The revitalization of the Orrery, the return to regular long-form writing, the regular sharing of thoughts in hopes of building an audience, these are […]

0005 Melera 02: Dust

*tap* *taptap* Is this thing o—*feedback squeal*—ow. On? I guess so. I figure nine months is a new record for me, and one I really shouldn’t try to beat. Silence equals death, they say. Not the great death, the passing beyond, though in some cases that could be true. No, silence is one of the […]

0004 Byetera 12: Personal Words

Memetic infection! Caught from Paka. Ask me for five words or phrases, and I will give them to you. Then, you will tell the world what they mean. winter The season of death, with the promise of rebirth. The time of the chrysalis. The season of ice and snow; in Seattle, the season of storm. […]