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Chaos is our friend

One of the things I’ve been pondering is how best to include creativity theory in my postings here. It’s easy enough, of course to simply tell you about some of the…

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, In 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…