Quarantine Activity Suggestion: Dungeons and Dragons (No, Really)

So...we’re in social distancing mode. Over here, I’ve got some of the symptoms of COVID-19, although not enough to take any kind of test, and therefore am home bound until they clear up. (I'll be fine, don't worry!) Which is going to be great for my writing, not so much for my existential dread over …

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A Month of Misery – Changing How I Think About Happiness

I hate self-help books. Actually, no, that’s an understatement. I loathe self help books. Most of the ones I’ve read are full of vapid, meaningless advice that’s designed to make you feel good about yourself without giving you anything really actionable. They give you a brief feeling of general confidence that you can be ‘happy’ …

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The Best Lessons I Learned from Terry Pratchett

As I mentioned a little bit ago, I’m a huge Terry Pratchett fan. The Discworld novels have gotten me through some rough spots in my life. They’re hilarious and fantastic (in the traditional sense, i.e. full of fantasy, as well as the modern sense) and just...just the best.  One thing I didn’t mention though? They’re …

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Some of the Biggest Influences on my Writing (As a Child)

I am a human, at least until I find a way to upload my brain to the internet and reign immortal as a digital consciousness, grinding the remaining meatbags under my mechanical heel. As such, I am not immune to the influences of other creative works. With Strange Cosmology coming this summer - my second …

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