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Yesterday's Daily Story Seed - "Perspective" (and if you like the one below, follow the link to receive a new one each day by email!):

"_This Story Seed was inspired by a post about an archaeological Egyptian tomb dig that revealed stunningly vivid and colorful murals._

Every time a decades-old family photo album is opened, the perspectives of the photos change ever so slightly. Over the years, Emily comes to learn more about her past than she suspected as the photos slowly reveal what was happening on the other side of the camera."

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My latest project, "Daily Story Seeds," is moving from Twitter to a free email subscription service.

UH, WHAT ARE STORY SEEDS?

They're little “what if?” writing exercises I like to do (usually inspired by some factual online post I came across).

CAN YOU GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE?

Sure! Here are three:

“A serial killer uses UV technology to leave hidden clues about his next intended victim on random bills that he then spends before his next murder.”  (inspired by a post on hidden art on bank notes)

“A girl builds a massive ice castle on a beach, plays inside it, then disappears along with the castle when it is melted by the high tide waters.” (inspired by a post on slushy waves hitting Nantucket)

“Godzilla becomes the new bellboy at a distinguished hotel.” (inspired by a mashup of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (one of my favorite films in recent years) and a post on a Godzilla-themed hotel in Japan)

If you'd like to get a Story Seed each day from me, follow the link below:
WHAT ARE STORY SEEDS? Story Seeds are little “what if?” writing exercises I like to do. Usually they’re inspired by some factual online post I came across.   CAN YOU GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE? Sure! Here are three: “A serial killer uses UV technology to leave hidden clues about his next intended victim on random bills …
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Intrigued I am...!
 
THIRTY YEARS IN THE MAKING.

Well, pretty much. I'm looking to kick off a project that I wrote a first draft of back in the early 90's. In university! By hand!

Here's an early character preview. I'm working with an amazing artist named Nic Brennan (http://www.shugmonkey.com), and I couldn't be more excited about how it's turning out!
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This (free!) 30-day course on figure drawing from +Pencil Kings got me to start something I've wanted to do for years: learn how to draw figures.

Today is only day 3, so you have plenty of time to jump in and catch up (and if, like me, you're just starting out, you'll be amazed at how easy it is)!

#art #drawing
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There are many gems in this post from Paul Graham on "How to Do What You Love."

Here is my favorite:

"'Always produce' is also a heuristic for finding the work you love. If you subject yourself to that constraint, it will automatically push you away from things you think you're supposed to work on, toward things you actually like. "Always produce" will discover your life's work the way water, with the aid of gravity, finds the hole in your roof."
January 2006. To do something well you have to like it. That idea is not exactly novel. We've got it down to four words: "Do what you love." But it's not enough just to tell people that. Doing what you love is complicated. The very idea is foreign to what most of us learn as kids.
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I would endure some cold temps in L.A. if it meant this kind of creativity...!
 
i feel a new hobby coming on!!!
(i live across from an often snowy derelict cemetery.)
sixpenceee: “ Graveyard Snowmen Whoever has the talent and creativity to make this, you are my hero ”
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One (stiff) measure of a writer's resolve:

"This is the case where a nymphomaniac kept a lover in her attic for many years, keeping him as a sort of a captive stud horse to supplement her husband’s attentions which were woefully lacking. The interesting thing is that the guy was called on to perform three or four times a day and, in between times, having nothing else to do in the attic, wrote adventure stories of the South Seas and built up a pretty fair market in the woodpulp magazines. This shows that only two things are necessary to become a good writer. One of them is leisure."

- Erle Gardner, writer best known for his pulp mystery stories and Perry Mason series, referring to an actual L.A. murder trial.

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Why I think +Osprey Publishing is such an innovative publishing company (and if you haven't heard of this company, you should).

#fantasy #RPG   #gaming #military #history #publishing
How Osprey Publishing is innovating its way from a legacy of military history books to an ever-expanding line of titles in new areas.
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Now I'm kicking myself for not pursuing my art classes...!
 
Are you an artist? Would you like to win 26 SFF novels?
Hey there, talented readers and fans of books! I'm mixing things up a little this week. We're going to have a fan art contest for my book ULTRAVIOLET. The rules are simple. You submit an original d...
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Just backed this impressive #3dprinting  Kickstarter campaign for Imagimod (create your own table-top minis).

Intrigued with all the possibilities of how this could go (storytelling, UGC, gaming, etc.).
Customize your own mechs from thousands of parts, colors, and patterns, then pose and 3D print them for endless tabletop gaming!
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    President, 2008 - present
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At times, I’ve been called the following: student, manager, consultant, computer system administrator, entrepreneur, and a typing monkey trapped in the space between creativity and business.

The last one is, perhaps, the most accurate, as I hold a B.A. in Creative Writing, a B.A. in Religious Studies, and an M.B.A.

Past adventures include:
  • Cofounding Brain Candy, LLC, a media company which launched Runes of Gallidon
  • Cofounding Transmedia L.A., a monthly meetup group focused on all things transmedia
  • Starting Shared Story Worlds, a site highlighting collaborative commercial entertainment properties
  • Cocreating Star Wars Remix, a site encouraging fans to remix their world
  • Serving on the Advisory Council for the 2011 and 2012 StoryWorld Conferences
  • Designing and producing two original LARPs (and co-designing a third one)

Past speaking engagements include:
  • Digital Book World
  • Walt Disney Imagineering
  • FMX
  • SXSW
  • DIY Days L.A.
  • NALIP
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Whitewater Films Roundtable
  • I’ve also had articles published by Digital Book World and Ontologica.

Outside of the media space, I have started two finance companies (sold one, still running the other) and worked in several industries, including telecom, consulting, and retail.
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