My Guest Appearance

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Welcome * Great Comment * Guest Appearance * Of Interest Quotes of the Day On being original: “The next Bill Gates will not start an operating system. The next Larry Page won’t start a search engine. The next Mark Zuckerberg won’t start a social network company. If you are copying these people, you are not learning from them.” Peter Thiel “Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.” T.S. Eliot Welcome to ibib1850 and any other new subscribers to the Journal. Welcome aboard. Glad to have you. If I … Read more

Some Fiction Writing Truths

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Some Fiction Writing Truths * Of Interest Quotes of the Day “Forget artificial intelligence — in the brave new world of big data, it’s artificial idiocy we should be looking out for.” Tom Chatfield “The next time I see comments suggesting that an author focus on platform instead of the work at issue, I’ll know where to ship another pallet of Kool-Aid.” C.E. Petit in a comment on the last post in “Of Interest” “If you’re thinking of your fiction book in terms of message, it’s probably a bad book, as … Read more

The Future in Five Points

In today’s Journal * Thanks to Heather H * The Future in Five Points * Finally Figured It Out * Oh, But There’s This * Of Interest Thanks to Heather H for pointing out that the subscription button on my Patronage & Donations page was flinging error messages in every directiion. I went back to PayPal and copied the code again, then pasted it in place. It should work fine now. The Future in Five Points from a recent StreetLib newsletter. The January 31 newsletter from StreetLib was so informative that I dedided to share some of it here. I … Read more