Yesterday after I posted about publication of my story “Pushaway” to my Facebook wall, my friend Cyd told me that I have an author profile on Goodreads. And what is Goodreads? It’s “the largest site for readers and book recommendations … Continue reading
Today was Third Thursday: which means an evening write-in with my NaNoWriMo peeps, who continue to meet every third Thursday of the month for just such a purpose even when its not NaNovember.
There are several cool things I could do tonight of a (contemporary) political nature, but instead I’m going to work on my story involves a different kind of politics, in a society that governs itself by consent.
A writer’s progress report: reading up for the design of Consensus in Cold & Long Dark; work on “Trading Shirts”; revision of “Itch” from Finer.
Posted in About writing, Cold, Finer, Mistress of Woodland
Tagged Bai (Cold), Boleyn Maheshwari, Cold notes, consensus, Consensus (Cold), Esti Gusev (Long Dark), Long Dark notes, Mistress of Woodland notes, research for writing, sociocracy, writing
How editing Wikipedia & a fictional Martian constitutional convention influenced the Consensus government in my novel(s)-to-be. Yep, & consensus would be a better way to run our own world too, yep.
Posted in About writing, Cold
Tagged Battle of Washita River, civility, Cold notes, collaborative decisionmaking, collective intelligence, consensus, Consensus (Cold), Dena'ina, good government bad government, Harming none do as you will, integrity, Kim Stanley Robinson, Margaret Turnbull, Mars, Mars Trilogy, NaNoWriMo 2007, Pavonis Mons, Peter Kalifornsky, science fiction, selfhood, sociocracy, storymind, terraforming, Turnbull (Cold), Ursula K. Leguin, Wikipedia, worldbuilding, writing
Not quite ALL about my 2009, because that would take a year to write. This only took several hours.
Posted in About writing, Alaska justice system, Alaska politics, Cold, depression, Journal, Long Dark, NaNoWriMo, Ordinance, True Diversity Dinner
Tagged Alaska Commons, Alaska Judicial Council, Alaska Legislature, Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage ordinance 2009-64, Anchorage Press, Arliss Sturgulewski, Bent Alaska, cave, Celtic Diva, Columbia Sussex, couch, Crossed Genres, Dad, Dan Sullivan, Dave, death, Eddie Burke, Floridana Alaskiana v2.5, Grandpa Claude, Green family, Green-Lieght family, grey, Grrlzlist, Heather Aronno, Hilton Anchorage, hotel workers, Identity Inc., Identity Reports, James Bopp Jr., Jane Angvik, Janson Jones, Jesse, John Aronno, Julius, lgbtq, LGBTQ allies, lima beans, Linda Kellen Biegel, Mark, Mark Begich, Melz published work, Mer, Miller v. Carpeneti, Mom, my apartment, NaNoWriMo 2009, Nicholas Hughes, One in 10, Palin ethics complaints, PrideFest, Progressive Alaska (blog), Ptery, Sarah Palin, Sean Cockerham, SOSAnchorage.net, Stef Gingrich, Summer of Hate, sunflowers, True Diversity Dinner 2009, Väi the cat, veto, Vic Fischer, violence against women, Wayne Anthony Ross (WAR), writing
October. Change of seasons, change of gears: I’ll be resuming my title of occasional political blogger by becoming a far less occasional writer. Plans for October include gearing up for NaNoWriMo in November.
My Aussie friend Sian told me a few years back that the difference between the Aussie (& British, no doubt Commonwealth) usage whinge & the word more commonly used by Americans, whine, is that to whine is simply to complain, … Continue reading
I’ve been catching up somewhat on stuff in the wider political world outside the Anchorage equal rights ordinance battle. Having been so focused on AO 2009-64, it wasn’t until early this morning that I learned Dan Froomkin had been fired … Continue reading
NaNoWrimoLesboOriginally uploaded by yksin I did this icon, based on the main NaNoWriMo icon, for a Facebook group for lesbians/dykes who are writing novels during NaNoWriMo this November, and/or who have lesbian/dyke characters in the novel they’re going to be … Continue reading