Monthly Archives: August 2015

“My stories will do you no harm.”

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Brainstorming

Thoughts for a Sunday MorningJust because someone else has done something similar, doesn’t mean you can’t do it your way, with your vision, in your voice.

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Silesian Holidays – A weekend in Poland 14-16 August

2015-08-15 14.19.41Once again, I’m at Coffee Inn with Monika and she’s studying for a tour to the Silesian Lowlands of Poland. This is a tour she’s created and done a few times in the past, and it’s happening a week or so before school starts so I figure it’s safe to ask if I can go along. After a few minutes, she agrees. Now, sure, these tours are open to the public, but as she’s a friend, it’s like asking if you can visit at work so I want to make sure everything is cool.  Continue reading

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Lester Dent and the Pulp Formula

L.DentLester Dent wrote pulp stories in the 30s and 40s, writing as much as 200,000 words in a month and known for creating the super-heroic Doc Savage. While writing so much, he came up with a “Master Fiction Plot,” reprinted below. Karen Woodward, on her blog (which I strongly recommend for writers), has a great write up on his formula and goes into detail on the various steps. Additionally, Michael Moorcock speaks highly of the formula and has adapted it to writing a full novelContinue reading

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On binge viewing and NovellaVision

Recently, we've been watching Lost. All of it. From the beginning. For me, this has been interesting since I never watched the whow during it's original run and even tried to watch it a couple of times over the years but got, at most, 3 episodes in before I gave up. My general reaction was along the lines of “meh.”

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Review: A collection of short book reviews

Over the past few weeks I’ve read a number of books. Below are a few reviews to get caught up a little bit. If you want the full list of what I’ve been reading, feel free to “friend” me on Goodreads or comment down below. Always happy to have some good book discussions. Continue reading

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For days when you simply can’t get rid of a bomb 

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The Oldest Trick in the Book | Magicana

2015-03-31 10.15.16-2The Oldest Trick in the Book | Magicana.

Just putting this here so I know where it is when I want to research for my own routines. I’m gonna start practicing soon, I swear!

Also, here’s an interesting link to Teller talking about trick exposure and the origin of Penn & Teller’s Clear Cups and Balls routine

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The FANTASTIC FOUR TV Series (1963-64) – Home

Thoughts for a Sunday MorningThe FANTASTIC FOUR TV Series (1963-64) – Home.

With the release of the latest movie next week, here’s a look at the original TV series from 1963. Such an amazing amount of talent… it’s a shame they couldn’t get it to work. It was the Firefly of its day.

Anyway, enjoy the detective work put into discovering so much about this “lost” show.

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DAVID • Think: A Surgeon and his Robot

DAVID • Think: A Surgeon and his Robot.

My latest for David. And I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

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