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Jefferson Smith
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Novelist, creativity theorist, computer scientist, inventor of religions, destroyer of worlds.
Novelist, creativity theorist, computer scientist, inventor of religions, destroyer of worlds.

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What's that you say? A quick exercise that can improve the originality of your stories isn't enough for you? Okay, I'll throw in a how-to animation that may one day save your life. How's that for value?

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It's been a while since we had one trip this close to the finish line, but it's a handy reminder that readers who join a series already in progress can be twitchy little birds.

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If something on page one makes readers jump back to check the legal page, your hook isn't even in the water.

Strangest sentence I've written in a long time: The secret chickens of his wife's face brought a smile to him in that moment when he needed it most.

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Today we see that narrating obvious facts can be taken as an insult to your reader's intelligence.

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Today we are reminded that when you break with convention, readers expect there to be a reason.

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For the last six months, I've been frustrated by an inexplicable decrease in word-count productivity. Last week, I decided that my smartphone was part of the problem, so I switched to an old-style dumb phone and I've already noticed a significant increase in output.

Today I see this article in my local stream.

So how about you guys? Anybody else seeing signs of this Conservation of Smartness effect?

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Today we see that even evil conspirators need proper motivations for their evil conspiring.

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A fun way to level up your book's title, tagline, cover and blurb. Who says marketing has to feel like work? #indieauthors #bookmarketing #writingtools
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