Why I wrote my own CMS so I could write a novel in a month
Growing up, I always wanted to be a professional writer. It’s still something I aspire to, but I get just as many creative kicks out of building software – and the pleasure is even greater when, just occasionally, I get to combine the two. I’ve tried to participate in NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month, […]
A geek’s guide to writing
I’ve had this idea for a story for years. We live in a world where truth is curated for us, everything we do can be tracked and used to infer things about what we’re going to do next, and identity is defined by what we broadcast. What happens when we no longer fit into the […]
Spire Magazine: a teenage (mis)adventure
I wrote a piece over on Google+ about Spire Magazine, my first real Internet project: I became the editor and publisher, roping in our friends with the promise that they could get free games if they reviewed them. We considered static text files or the web, but decided that neither had the possibilities for layout […]
Separating form from content: when is a book a book?
For what it’s worth, this blog is now available over on the Kindle Store for the Amazon-imposed price of $1.99 a month. Of course, if you do decide to read it on your Kindle, you’re going to lose the standard form of a blog: the distinctive page shell, the list of posts, and probably the […]