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Negation of the negation

The Story Grid methodology has proved to be a useful tool to analyze story, and even though I use it almost daily and even went through 15 weeks of training, one particular aspect continues to stir confusion. It swirls around the term “negation of the negation” — hence NotN so I don’t have to write out the whole thing over and over.…

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See LevelUP on FranLab!

I sent the very first printed copy of LevelUP to Fran Blanche, who runs an addictive YouTube channel where she describes, builds, and tears down vintage electronic hardware. Check it out.

Today she posted a video where she opens her mail, including my gift to her.…

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Facebook Has Made Mistakes

After days of deafening silence, Facebook recently apologized for the release of the personal data of tens of millions of users, the majority of which had no idea this was happening. A TOP SEKRIT source has leaked an early draft of the apology letter, which I reproduce here.…

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Buy my books

Here is a thing that happened:

Someone bought one of my books. Without my immediate knowledge or participation. From an independent bookseller. And later found me and requested an autograph.

Milestone unlocked! -m

 

My new novel launches in days. Check out 8bitnovel.com

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The Spectre of technological Meltdown

I’d come up with the premise for my latest novel a full year before it (partially) became reality.

In my novel, one day in the future all computers just stop working–except for those designed in the 1980s or earlier. Nostalgic adventure ensues.…

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Book Marketing

Here’s what’s on my mind (or at least my browser tabs) these days. Book Marketing.

This Reddit post recounts how one author quadrupled his sales. I’m mainly putting it here so I can find it later, but if you find this interesting, let me know in the comments below.…

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Micah Joel

Purveyor of things geeky