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Over on +Medium, I wrote about what high school #science  labs and math classes taught me about #writing .
Or, how I embraced the idea of showing my work in order to learn from it.
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[A]t the end of this year, my reading list will be twenty-years old. The list has evolved over time from simple, to complex, and back to simple. But over the course of the last two decades, it has always been available online in one form or another. When…
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[W]hen someone asks what I do in my day job, I have a brief, 3-word answer: “I make software.” I used to say that I was an “application developer” but that seemed unduly pretentious. I’ve never called myself a “software engineer” because I don’t have an…
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[Y]ou guys know that I am not much of a movie fan, and especially not much of a science fiction movie fan. But last year, I read Andy Weir’s The Martian and it was the best science fiction novel I read in 2014. Matt Damon stars in the movie being made…
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Yesterday, I set a minor #writing  record.
Believe it or not, while I have now written for 686 consecutive days I have not had a whole lot of consecutive days over 1000 words. For the entire streak, I have averaged 870 words/day, under the 1000 word-mark that I have been aiming to get to this year. I have also had several “micro-streaks” ...
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[B]elieve it or not, while I have now written for 686 consecutive days I have not had a whole lot of consecutive days over 1,000 words. For the entire streak, I have averaged 870 words/day, under the 1,000 word-mark that I have been aiming to get to this…
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[I] have been struggling along with the first draft of this novel since late March. I had hoped to have the draft finished by the end of June, but it had been a difficult story to write. With short stories, I push through the first draft without looking…
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What High School Science Labs and Math Classes Taught Me about #Writing  
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[Y]esterday, I hit another writing milestone. I wrote about 1,100 words on the novel draft yesterday. That’s par for the course of the last month. But with the writing done for the day, it meant that I have now written for 700 consecutive days. I remember…
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[W]ith my consecutive day writing streak approaching 700 days (687 as of yesterday), I thought I’d take a few moments to talk about the challenges of writing every day. There are many people who challenge the notion of writing every day, arguing that one…
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For those interested in my thoughts on #projectmanagement , I have a few over on Medium.
Few books on project management are worth their weight in gold. Here are three that I have found to be particularly usef…
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I have been struggling along with the first draft of this novel since late March. I had hoped to have the draft finished by the end of June, but it had been a difficult story to write. With short stories, I push through the first draft without looking back. With novels–for which I have far less ...
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Science Fiction Writer, Application Developer
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    Senior Application Developer, 1994 - present
  • Freelance writer
    Science Fiction Writer, 2007 - present
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Los Angeles, California - Somerset, New Jersey - Warwick, Rhode Island - Granada Hills, California - Northridge, California - Riverside, California - Studio City, California - Riverdale, Maryland - Arlington, Virginia
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Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction & nonfiction. He is Evernote’s Paperless Ambassador. He writes about tech & life on his blog. Twitter: @jamietr
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Jamie Todd Rubin is a science fiction writer and blogger with stories and articles appearing in Analog, InterGalactic Medicine ShowApex Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, 40K Books, and a few anthologies.  He is a tech columnist for The Daily Beast, writing about quantified self. He wrote the Wayward Time Traveler column on science fiction for SF Signal, and occasionally appears on the SF Signal podcast.  Jamie also wrote book reviews for InterGalactic Medicine Show.

His interest in the history of science fiction led him to begin his Vacation in the Golden Age, a series of biweekly posts reviewing each issue of AstoundingScience Fiction from July 1939 through December 1950.

He is the Evernote Ambassador for paperless lifestyle, writing frequently about going paperless.

Jamie lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and two children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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  • University of California, Riverside
    Political Science, 1990 - 1994
  • Cleveland Humanities Magnet High School
    1987 - 1990
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