Microsoft Flight Simulator Adventures Well, this was interesting . . . On Monday Reba “Immaculate” Jones, (A.K.A. me, that is to say, I) flew from SAWL on Tierra del Fuego to SAYB at Argentina’s Antarctic Base Belgrano II, one of the two Flight Sim airstrips in Antarctica, to be in position to try for the South Pole today, … Continue reading South Pole Attempt
As a callback to the old Ace Doubles, I used the first parts of _Vail’s World_ and _Jeorjet of Mars_ to make my own double: _Dr.Occulari Double #1_.
Check out Things to Read. I have three initial bits of prose you can download and read: Misty's Jamball Georjet of Mars Vail's World They take place in the same vast and diverse universe, and may or may not be more connected than they initially appear to be. All released under a Creative Commons License. … Continue reading The Plan is Coming Together
This year I changed my approach to NaNoWriMo, hoping to remove any remaining stress and end with a proper collection of rough draft words.
During this year’s NaNoWriMo I conceived a plan for releasing my writing projects, and now I’m working out how to put this plan into effect. Essentially, it is this: Use Dr.Occulari as my pen name.Release everything under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license (Redistribution and derivative works are OK as long as you attribute the original … Continue reading My Plan for Releasing Projects
(Followup to previous post.) I've dropped the screenplay style slug lines. Take a look at Misty's Jamball on the Things to Read page for the latest variation on what I'm calling a story script. The Misty's Jamball files are also examples of the format I'm thinking of using to distribute books and stories. They include … Continue reading How I’m Writing Now
Oh, hey. How about an example? (I just made this up. It’s not good.) EXT. SOMEWHERE IN SPACE - NIGHT (Obviously)1 Prickly stars are strewn about in the haphazard way stars distribute themselves. A teeny-tiny virtual speck of the universe becomes real, blooms, and pops—POIT!—spitting out a stubby egg-shaped canister. The canister is beaten up, … Continue reading How I’ve Been Writing Lately—Part 2
This is not advice. If it were advice it would be bad advice. It’s what I’ve been doing lately. I started writing stories in the present tense. Changing, he said, she said, they said to, she says, they say, he says feels clumsy. I like the way script dialogue seems to more naturally inhabit now. … Continue reading How I’ve Been Writing Lately
For a long time, I wrote using Courier for its unprocessed typewriter feel, then I switched to Courier Prime because it’s designed for screens, not for whacking ink onto paper. (See this announcement by John August if you’re interested in the differences between Courier and Courier Prime.) Courier and Courier Prime are monospaced fonts. Like … Continue reading M Dashes and N Dashes
I bought a mechanical keyboard.