Category: Thoughts

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3 Theses, 3rd Thursday: On Writing

Are SF&F interchangeable? Is “plotting vs. pantsing” real? Which is better: minimalist or lush, lyrical prose? Everybody has an opinion — including me!

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The Difficulties of Teaching Notetaking

During my interview for Obsidian Office Hours, Anthony asked me whether or not I would ever consider using Obsidian.md for teaching notetaking to my students; my answer was, in short, no. At...

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Survival Gear for a Colony Scout

I recently started reading The Rogue Retrieval by Dan Koboldt, creator of the wonderful Science in Sci-Fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series. The protagonist is a Vegas magician strong-armed into accompany...