Audio Lectures, Books, and Other News

In today’s Journal * Quotes of the Day * Audio Lectures and Books * Publisher Penguin Random House * Spoiled Brats Are Like Flies * Of Interest Quotes of the Day “Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.” Ray Kurzweil Story ideas, anyone? “PG says for once, cancel culture gets slapped across the wrist. It’s nice to see some adults in the room for a change.” The Passive Voice Audio Lectures and Books I got … Read more

The Journal: Censorship in the Name of Inclusivity

In today’s Journal * Quote of the Day * Topic: Censorship in the Name of Inclusivity * Of Interest * The Numbers Quote of the Day “For a writer’s voice to resonate, it must be true to the writer. Twenty-five years ago, when my first novel was about to drop, I took the one writer who gave me early advice out to dinner in a very nice restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia. It’s one of those old-money places where people speak in hushed tones and eat baked Alaska for dessert. “The writer in question was then and is now a huge … Read more

The Journal: The Five Most Important Things

In today’s Journal * Topic: A Question * Thanks * The novel * Of Interest * The Numbers First, a shout-out to Bob B for his continued support (as verified by almost daily TalkWalker alerts) of my nonfiction books Quiet Your Critical Voice (and Write Fiction), Writing the Character-Driven Story and this Journal. Thanks, Bob. I appreciate it. Topic: A Question Or maybe a test, I dunno. I was going to make a list (in my opinion, of course) of the Five Most Important Things writers should know, but instead I decided to ask you. So in your experience as … Read more

The Journal: On Blatant Censorship

In today’s Journal * Quote of the Day * I’m posting today mostly * That there was a glitch * The Numbers Quote of the Day “PG suggests that a more widely recognized term for deplatforming is political censorship. What punched PG’s deplatforming button was not the criticism of Mr. Peterson’s ideas and writings, but rather the verbal lobbying directed to [Penguin Random House] to pressure the company to cease publication of Mr. Jordan’s writings.” The Passive Guy I’m posting today mostly to get “Of Interest” out to you, and mostly the first item in that section. I hope you … Read more

The Daily Journal, Sunday, February 3

Hey Folks, In today’s Journal ▪ On the challenge ▪ A brief topic on Productivity and Being Prolific ▪ Topic on What to Require of a First Reader ▪ The daily diary ▪ Of Interest ▪ The numbers On the challenge, the good news is, after today I still have 1 day in the bank on my challenge. The bad news is I have only 1 day  in the bank. Not that I’m complaining At All. But what can be foreseen can be remedied. So in the back of my mind is the determination to spend a lot of time … Read more