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Chasing creativity theorists up the Nile

In an earlier post, I offered my working definition of creativity. It wasn’t intended as a rigorous definition – I just wanted readers to know where I’ll be coming from…

Sanderson’s Principle of Limitations

Brandon Sanderson recently posted a thoughtful article on the nature of magic systems, stating that the most important part of an author’s magic system isn’t in defining what things users…

Simple tools: file corruption

This article is a continuation of the earlier post,┬áIn praise of simple tools. Software tools form ecosystems unto themselves – writing tools included – but if you are a creative…

Apple’s iBooks Author may have a deadly hidden sting

The Apple iBookstore is a really easy place to buy and sell books, and many authors want to get in on that, so it makes sense that some might look…

A hashtag for students following my writing

As part of my work with high school students in Saskatchewan, one of my teacher colleagues has asked me to start tweeting a writer’s diary as I work on Strange…