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Guest Post: Jake Kerr on achieving greatness

Readers have been asking for writing advice, so today I have a guest posting from the amazing Jake Kerr. I’ll put links at the end to his new book on revising. I just finished it, and it’s fantastic. Take it away, Jake…


 

One afternoon twenty years ago I was driving through Los Angeles listening to the late George Carlin being interviewed on a radio station.…

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Ada Lovelace Time Travel Geek-out teaser

Hollywood movies have “teaser” trailers, so why not books? Read on for a limited-time offer to get your hands on it before everyone else.

Not long after Steve Jobs passed, someone said (and if you find a citation for this, please comment below) that Steve Jobs would soon be filling the same role in fiction that Nikola Tesla had long occupied.…

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How to help

One for the FAQ series. Several folks have asked how than can help and support my work. (Which is fantastic!)

So here’s what I’m trying to accomplish, in broad strokes:

  • Delighting fans. Reaching a larger audience.
  • Experimentation. If half the things I try aren’t failing, I’m not pushing the envelope enough.

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To NT or not NT, that is the question

I’ve been recently identified on the autism spectrum.

This is not terribly unusual. Tongue-in-cheek estimates peg half of Silicon Valley programmers as on-the-spectrum–in particular citing Asperger Syndrome, which is widely thought to be an autism spectrum “disorder”. Pop culture is laden with characters that display ‘aspie’ symptoms, to various levels of authenticity.…

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Micah Joel

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