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Melanie Marttila
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SF/F author in progress. Creating worlds from whole cloth; dreamsinger, ink alchemist, and learning mutt.
SF/F author in progress. Creating worlds from whole cloth; dreamsinger, ink alchemist, and learning mutt.

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YouTube has invaded thoughty Thursday, this week, but it should get your mental corn popping, anyway 🙂 Erin Winick: get ready for these rocket milestones in 2019. MIT Technology Review SciShow Space wonders if there are planets even more habitable than…
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Are you looking for your informal writerly learnings? Why, here they are! Lisa Hall-Wilson shares nine tips for creating successful antagonists in any genre. Writers in the Storm Janice Hardy wonders, is structure strangling your writing? Later in the…
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Get your mental corn popping with some thoughty this Thursday. Gloria Hillard reports on how abused wolves and troubled teens find solace in each other. NPR Kelly McGonigal: how to make stress your friend. TED Talks 2013 (yes, it’s old, but it’s good)…
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Midpoints: Signpost Scene 7 and The Mirror Moment #DIYMFA #writingtips https://buff.ly/2CQHrZY
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It’s time to get your weekly dose of informal writerly earnings! My latest column for DIY MFA came out on New Years Day! Why every writer needs a room of their own (even if it’s not a room). Emily Wenstrom invites you to join the conversation on the…
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Let’s just get right into it with what happened in December. My goals had been to continue drafting Tamisashki at the rate of about 500 words a day, to complete and submit my next DIY MFA column, to resume blogging, and complete a couple of critiques for…
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Just a few thoughty links to get your mental corn popping. We’re starting off the year … gently. Kyle Dickman examines how Baldomero Olivera is finding opioid alternatives in cone snail stings. Popular Science Luke O’Neil revisits “Earthrise” at 50: the…
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Why Every Writer Needs a Room of Their Own (Even if it’s Not a Room) #DIYMFA #writerslife https://buff.ly/2rEeeeh
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Happy New Year! Hope everyone has had some time to make peace with 2018 and is looking forward to 2019. The holiday week is always a little scant with respect to content. Still, here’s a small, but tasty batch of informal writerly learnings to start 2019…
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I hope something in this mix gets your mental corn popping—or, at least makes you smile. Julie Compton wonders why boys aren’t getting better access to mental health care. The answers are sad, but unsurprising. NBC SciShow Psych looks at antisocial…
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