Pluralistic: 26 Sep 2021

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Pluralistic: 23 Sep 2021

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Pluralistic: 22 Sep 2021

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Raiders of the lost ARC

Arts and crafts and authorship.

Authors’ uncorrected galley for “Red Team Blues” (2021).

I have screen-burn. Before the pandemic, I spent an unhealthy amount of my time sitting in front of laptop, in ways that were harmful to my posture and eyesight and mental health — but now, nineteen months in a lockdown where my laptop is also how I get groceries, see friends, attend meetings and “travel” to conferences, I am heartily sick of it.

I switch it up. I take walks (though fewer now that I did at the lockdown’s start, alas), I make short trips to shops (masked and anxious), I’ve even been to a small, out-of-town conference where masks and proof of vaccination were required.

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Pluralistic: 21 Aug 2021

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  • Bubble: Fantastic graphic novel adaptation of the brilliant comedy/sf podcast.
  • This day in history: 2001, 2011, 2016, 2020
  • Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming/recent appearances, current writing projects, current reading

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Pluralistic: 19 Aug 2021

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Pluralistic: 17 Aug 2021

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The hard problem of politics, religion, advertising and literature

Vintage Benson Barrett ad, “How to MAKE MONEY WRITING..short paragraphs! promising “No tedious study. Learn how to write to sell, right away.”

Publishing is doing great

Publishing is doing great. Despite panic at the start of the lockdown, book sales were actually up during lockdown, as people turned to books to pass the time, joining online bookclubs and finding ways to support their local indie booksellers.

But authorship? Not so great.

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Pluralistic: 01 Jul 2021

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Pluralistic: 09 Jun 2021

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