conlang, Writing Process

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

Artificial Intelligence, Axon, Inc., Writing Process

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

fanfic

Harry Potter and the Hourwick of Oz

It wasn’t at all intentional, but it appears that I wrote a fanfic last year (2019). I was just sitting there, minding my own business, not writing any of the other projects I was supposed to be working on, and I thought, you know what this crazy planet of ours needs? MORE HARRY POTTER FANFIC.… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Hourwick of Oz