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A writing teacher once told me that writing is like breathing. It has two parts. The writing part is like an exhale. The other half is reading, like an inhale, a taking in. The two require each other.

Here’s some recent material from my reading list. As you can see, I’m interested in culture and technology. There’s more on my pinboard.

My Year of 101 Rejections
So I don’t regret committing to this masochistic rejection project. It made me feel embarrassed, depressed, overwhelmed and self-indulgent. But I also felt that I was moving forward instead of standing still.
How Savvy Advertising Helped Make Stereo Technology Mainstream
Stereo demonstrations and colorful ads sold customers on the two-channel sound technology when it was introduced 60 years ago
Spoken Word TED Talks
A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of Spoken word.
The Genius Neuroscientist Who Might Hold the Key to True AI
Friston first became a heroic figure in academia for devising many of the most important tools that have made human brains legible to science.
Every Day is a Writing Day, With or Without an MFA
estimated reading time: < 1 min There are far more writers ringing up your groceries, writers pulling your daily espresso shot, writers in the laundries of hotels and security tagging jeans at the mall and filling your prescriptions and pouring your beer into a clean cold glass.
Empty Rhetoric: Innovative Fiction and the American Literary Magazine
Are literary magazines too homogeneous?
Why is Science Behind a Paywall?
Advocates of “open science” argue that the current model of science, developed in the 1600s, needs to change and take full advantage of the Internet to share research and collaborate in the discovery making process.
The Future of Science
Cover Art for Yr Skull a Cathedral! | Publishing Genius
Read about this sooooo pretty book cover by @allison_cole and @bliss_singh
Elm Narrative Enable - A tool for telling interactive stories
Instead of building up narrative “branches,” you define rules that govern how your story world changes as the player interacts with your story world.
inklewriter
we’ve created inklewriter, to help writers tell interactive tales with the minimum of fuss. inklewriter keeps your branching story organised, so you can concentrate on what’s important – the writing. inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.
Ficdown
Ficdown is a set of standards using the Markdown formatting syntax that can be used to create choice-based interactive fiction. Formatting of text is done using standard Markdown, with a few Markdown elements taking on additional story-defining properties
Interactive Fiction comes to the Kindle
Dusk World is an interactive story for Kindle devices that combines interactivity with a graphic novel. The story takes place in Dusk City and combines crime, mystery, superhero and classic noir elements to create a vivid landscape full of colorful characters for you to interact with. The choices you make as Agent Patriot will lead you down different paths that determine the fate of both Dusk City and the world, not to mention Agent Patriot himself.
A Beginner’s Guide to Playing Interactive Fiction
This site is a quick start guide, designed to help people who want to try interactive fiction, or as it is also called, text adventures.
Gargoyle : Interactive Fiction Player
Gargoyle is an IF player that supports all the major interactive fiction formats. Most interactive fiction is distributed as portable game files. These portable game files come in many formats. In the past, you used to have to download a separate player (interpreter) for each format of IF you wanted to play. Gargoyle is based on the standard interpreters for the formats it supports. Gargoyle is free software released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Grotesque
Grotesque is a utility that helps you manage your collection of interactive fiction, or text adventures. It collects bibliographic and other information from story files and presents a convenient interface to build and organize a catalog of your games.
Brave New Word: autumn special 2017 | nuovaletteratura
Brave New Word: autumn special 2017
Post-web technology: what comes next for museums?
Jellyfish Review
Every week, we will publish two new stories of 1,000 words or less. Although there are no hard and fast rules about what we will publish, we do have a soft spot for beautiful things with stings.
About Lit.cat: The Literary Thingamabob of Jaron Saturnino
Lit.cat is a monthly online literary journal managed and edited by Rachel Cruea and Seth Canner. Each issue contains a 🔥 selection of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, creative non-poetry, and visual art.
Lit.cat: The Literature Box of the Internet
Embracing the Worst Thing Someone Can Say to You – Electric Literature
what if the words we angrily (or drunkenly) tap out on our phones, that we save as notes, or send to ex lovers, or post publicly on social media, the ones we send without bothering to correct for typos, are the words we mean the most?
How feedly Changed My Career as an Art Curator
“With so much digital media content at one’s fingertips at all times, how does a creative individual discover the latest trends amongst all the noise out there?”

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