“Anytime someone puts a lock on something that belongs to you and doesn’t give you a key, that lock is not there for your benefit. The lock I’m talking about here of course is digital rights management, or DRM—the so-called locks that are used to restrict copying and use of digital works”
I listened to Self-Publishing And The Bookstrapper’s Guide To Book Marketing With Tucker Max yesterday, and something Tucker Max said about the storytelling of the future, and how exciting it is to be alive right now keeps echoing in my head.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — July 3rd. Our slow-rolling arrival in Asheville is heralded by curvy two-lane highways through forested foothills. In the gullets of mountain tunnels we breathe incandescent yellow darkness; in the sunlight, fresh mountain air.
Thanks to Elon Musk’s recent announce that Tesla is open sourcing all their patents… the only thing holding us back is “the enormous flood of gasoline cars pouring out of the world’s factories.”
A few things I found interesting this week Book. The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow by Cory Doctorow. I decided to splurge for this one as an ebook because I read a ton of Cory Doctorow’s work, especially on Boing Boing, totally for free, and it’s all good stuff. Article. “Why Weird Al is Still the King of […]
A status update on my writing goals this year: I’ve written five stories, submitted two of them, and received three rejections (I sent the first one out twice). None have been accepted yet. Less than a glamorous beginning. I fell short of my goal, which was to submit one story a month. But it’s a […]
It’s a daunting enough prospect for any student to attempt to fill their teacher’s shoes. Imagine how hard it would be if your teacher was Carl Sagan. That’s exactly the challenge that Neil deGrasse Tyson faces as the host of COSMOS: A Space Time Odyssey. The 13-part television series aired on Fox on March 9th […]
The English language is confusing and full of nuances—that’s why we have style guides. They help us keep our tools and our rules straight. I recommend three (with downloadable PDFs!).
LET’S WRITE A SHORT STORY by Joe Bunting. Published in 2012, eight chapters walk a new writer through the short story writing and publication process.
Why do people make resolutions if they’re just going to quit when it looks like, to reach their goals, they’ll actually have to take a beating?