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Fleshing It Out

The creative process is mysterious, but Rule #1 is, follow your nose. Go with the flow. Do the next indicated thing. Sometimes you may have a fairly definite outcome in mind, sometimes not. Even if you think you know where … Continue reading

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Little Things

I’ve been wondering why I enjoy something as bizarre and pointless as writing interactive fiction. But ultimately it’s no different from a lot of other creative hobbies. There are people (mostly men, I imagine) who build quite elaborate model train … Continue reading

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Photoshop Junkie

Remember the Mac IIci? Great computer, for its day. Back in 1992 or thereabouts, I found myself with a loaner machine in my home. On it was a copy of Photoshop. I can’t draw, so Photoshop was an ideal program … Continue reading

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I keep a spare bow in my cello case. And of course an extra set of strings. If something breaks just before a concert, I want to be prepared. If the cello itself breaks, of course, there wouldn’t be much … Continue reading

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This could easily turn into one of those hackneyed “our time on Earth is limited; we have to make the most of it” sermonettes. I don’t want to go there. The thing I want to get at is a little … Continue reading

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Writing The Inform 7 Handbook was a lot of fun, and a good experience too. Now that it’s finished, I’m wondering what to do next. I learned a lot about Inform by writing the book. If you want to learn … Continue reading

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Feeling Good

People create stuff because they enjoy creating stuff. That’s a truism, so let’s be a little more specific. When an artist creates a new work of art, what’s going on is that the artist’s brain is producing some sort of … Continue reading

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