Writing Science Fiction | Brian C. E. Buhl

Writing Science Fiction | Brian C. E. Buhl
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This is a good overview!

-Dak

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Journaling

I’ve been messing about with journaling systems for years. For paper, I use a mix of Bullet Journal and Daytimer’s old Time Power markup, and in electronic form Day One and Evernote.

For those interested in the analog side, Ryder Carroll (the Bullet Journal guy) has a limited time giveaway on his site for his guide to bullet journaling and a pretty paper journal. Worth a look!

https://bulletjournal.com/blogs/bulletjournalist/our-6th-birthday

Dak

Writing tools

Writing Tools https://kk.org/cooltools/writing-tools/

I’m a huge fan of Kevin Kelly and his information collection. This selection of writing tips was referenced in Cool Tools in 2011.

Fun fact: I have a tip that was published on Cool Tools, and which was therefore printed in the Cool Tools book.

Awesome fact: Kevin Kelly was the cofounder of Wired, a producer of The Last Whole Earth Catalog, and a personal hero of mine. See kk.org

Saving the cat

This is a meta-post about writing, rather than writing itself.

If you are interested in writing, you should read Stephen Pressfield’s “The War of Art” and his blog. It’s all about writing, the struggle, and the craft (including things like character development).

Today’s “Writing Wednesdays” post is about character development, and how to make ambiguous characters interesting. I think you’ll enjoy it. https://stevenpressfield.com/2019/04/a-save-the-cat-moment/

Poetry

In response to a prompt on twitter

The words are slow or none or

the words are fast or fleeting or

gone and sometimes in fair season scribed to read not lost lost

-30- ^D EOF and other antique endings

sending….

#IIdentifyAsAPoet

Lilacs/Anhedonia

Walking the old dog, not yet in his final decline

Seeing some lilacs by the side of the road when I’m walking my dog
I remember, clear as the drone of traffic sitting in an old thicket of lilacs dead in the middle
On my grandparents farm

Listening to the drone of the cars and the trucks on the turnpike as the world seemed to go by but it didn’t matter
50 years ago or yesterday
Clear as the drone of traffic

And I dead in the middle