Posts made in May, 2011


With the long weekend in the US, I’m diving back into my VP novel for an editing pass. Not to put to fine a point on it, I don’t know what I’m doing. Previous attempts at editing novel-length fiction have typically taken a looong time, and while producing a greatly improved result, haven’t produced something I’d be comfortable pitching, say to an agent.…

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Messy Desk Report: May 2011

I won an iPad in a contest earlier this year, and its recent addition to my desk has caused all kinds of havoc. Still, a good problem to have. 🙂 Still, there’s a critical point where number of screens per square meter of desk exceeds some threshold and becomes unmanageable.…

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Implementing guard fields in Undum

This posting may take more explanation than usual.

Undum is a great open source hypertext (or interactive fiction, if you will) engine for creating stories that allow reader choices and unfold over time. A bit like a web-optimized Choose Your Own Adventure(tm).…

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Micah Joel

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