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Just realized I forgot the whole thing. Former .NET developer, currently househusband and sci-fi writer for the last 3 years. My current WIP is Firefly meets Tomb Raider with a dash of Babylon 5.

I run the Practical Transhumanism page on FB, and I have a magnet implanted in my finger that's fun at parties.

I dabble in just about anything (firebreathing, electronics, bookbinding, classic cars, lifecasting, and so on). I have the attention span of a ferret in a jewelry store.

@fidgety I think I'm finally giving up on Mastodon. You're the only person left that I'm on here for, and I'm doing a terrible job of checking in lately.

YOU, however, I'm not giving up on. Please keep in touch via Twitter, email, or whatever. I'd still like to read your stories some day, and if you ever want help with them, you're always welcome to hit me up.

How many republican politicans are the way they are because in the eighties they got pranked after classmates saw real genius and decided to make god talk to them.

While I'm bitching about lazy writing, my biggest pet peeve is when a character says something must be accomplished "no matter the cost." Have none of these people ever heard of a Pyrrhic victory?

What are some the dialog fails that bug the shit out of you?

Have you ever noticed how every time someone in TV/movie/book/etc says there's "no other way" or they have "only one option" not only is it completely not true, there's always AT LEAST one other option that is both obvious and a more sensible choice with less awful repercussions?

One of many good reasons why I'm against DRM. It doesn't prevent piracy, it only harms customers.
Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries | Cory Doctorow @BoingBoing

The only "right way" to create is the one that works for you. It may or may not be the same as what others do. It may not even be the same for every project. If it suits you, and you're producing the results you want, then you're doing it right.
A quick reminder that all writing advice needs to be prefaced by "keep the bits--if any--that work for you"
There is no right way. There are statistically more popul…

Happy April, everyone! I am not doing any April Fools nonsense this year. If you are planning to, just remember:

"The failure mode of 'clever' is 'asshole.'"

Don't be an asshole this April Fools.


Me when my extrovert batteries run out 🙃

That's it. I officially look forward to the nuclear apocalypse. Format and reinstall the planet.
fortune cookies have ads on them now. what the actual fuck

This guy who makes money off of pirating books (including mine) wants more money to protect himself from legal action. Spread the word.

The best writing advice anybody ever gave.
I'm gonna do you a fuckin solid right now and say: Do not give any of your main characters a first or last name that ends in "s"

You can thank me later.

Happy face spider, guarding her eggs.

When an NPC the whole party loves is secretly the main villain:

Kara: Here comes POWER GIRL!
Criminal: oh NICE costume
Criminal 2: don't slut shame! You don't know why her costume has a cleavage window
Criminal 2: maybe it expresses something profound about identity
Criminal: gosh sorry
Kara: actually I get underboob sweats real bad

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. - Isaac Asimov

I love that north bergen high school did alien last night as their school play, so I’m gonna keep tweeting about how great it is..everything was made from recycled materials .. so nuts amazing I’m so proud of my hometown

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