One of my fondest memories of childhood is discovering that cursive letters existed.
On Words and Names in Sagaia
This is a shortened version of a longer post available for Patreon subscribers here. Wá Balréal i Sagaia, Balréal i Sagaia i cóné.Once a Queen in Sagaia, always a Queen in Sagaia. Né láal dam á.He is not a tame lion. When I began thinking about the redemption of Narnia, one of the first things… Continue reading On Words and Names in Sagaia
2022 in Books: Worst to Best
This past year was mostly filled with professional work, but I made some progress on personal projects as well. Axon, Inc.’s revisions are coming along slowly but surely. I took November to make progress on Return to Sagaia, which now is well over 40K words, and I’m super excited about it. I’m also continuing to… Continue reading 2022 in Books: Worst to Best
It seems clear that traditional publishing is, if not dead, at least undead, and rapidly running out of brains to keep it going.
What Is Canon For?
If it's a bad story that breaks canon, adherence to canon won't fix it. If it's a good story that breaks canon in a minor way, it's irrelevant; it's just nitpicking. If it's a good story that breaks canon in a major way, it's probably a good story *because* it breaks canon.
Subordinate Clauses in Gnin El and Sasrâl
Talk about an exciting topic! But how a language encodes the connections between clauses can have far-reaching ramifications. As I explain here, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and English have very different assortments of complementizers. How scribes translated them gave rise to a huge variety of interpretations of the New Testament. But I'm sorry to say that I… Continue reading Subordinate Clauses in Gnin El and Sasrâl
Axon, Inc. Revisions: NaNoWriMo 2021
At this point it's getting a bit embarrassing to admit that I've been working on this book since 2013. It still remains my pet project and the one I'm most anxious to have see the light of day, since it reflects many of my own experiences and hopes and fears -- about my profession (artificial… Continue reading Axon, Inc. Revisions: NaNoWriMo 2021
Lost English: PIEbot
I received a fantastic book for Solstice 2018: The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. It's a collection of words and suffixes from Proto-Indo European, the language from which English (and many other languages) descended thousands of years ago. I literally read the whole thing on the flight home, sounding the words out to myself,… Continue reading Lost English: PIEbot
A Year’s Plan: 2021
I always have a lot of irons in the fire when it comes to creative projects. I tend to get a lot of ideas, usually more than I know what to do with; and of course I get very excited about them and I want to work on them immediately. While that’s undoubtedly a great… Continue reading A Year’s Plan: 2021
Work In Progress Ask Game
Thanks go to Fury's Reign, who created this ask game on Tumblr. 1: Summarize your WIP in 10 words or less. Tech startup creates telepathic computing; social and personal tragedy ensues. 2: Post a line from your WIP with no context. "Artificial intelligence is a tool for solving problems — problems of any sort. But… Continue reading Work In Progress Ask Game