Monthly Archives: December 2022

A New Direction for UU

I know some readers of this blog are aware of the controversy that is currently roiling Unitarian Universalism. I’ve written about it in this space from time to time, when not rambling on about synthesizers or fiction technique. This week … Continue reading

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Emotion in Fiction

Letting your reader know what your viewpoint character is feeling is usually considered a good idea. On the other hand, there are schools of storytelling in which it isn’t done. If you’re going for an external, camera’s-eye view of the … Continue reading

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The Never-Ending Story

Mark Twain once said, “Stopping smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I’ve done it hundreds of times.” Me, I’ve only stopped writing fiction a few dozen times. Done. Finished. No ideas worth writing. Time to play a lot … Continue reading

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Structure and Meaning in Experimental Music

First, a brief stroll through history. When multitrack tape recording became affordable in the late 1970s, it became practical for the first time for musicians who didn’t have a band not only to compose music but to hear what they … Continue reading

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