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Recommendation: Wired For Story

How often do you come across a single piece of writing that changes the trajectory of your writing career? That’s what Wired For Story, a fantastic book by Lisa Cron, did for me this year. It came highly recommended by my good friend Ava Lock, whose advice I value a lot. Around the same time, I was driving a lot more than usual, on the same route over and over (we were moving). I decided…

Common orbits and alien werewolves

I haven’t read too many books this year. I usually try to go for somewhere between 20 and 50, depending on how busy I am otherwise. This year, I’ve made it through 13 (and several of those were really short non-fiction). Nonetheless, there have been some quality books. This last one I just finished over the weekend, for instance: Becky Chambers’ “A Closed and Common Orbit.” Apparently it’s a sequel, though I didn’t realize that…