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May
6th
2018

I Got a Job · 6:50am May 6th, 2018

I now work for the county office of education as a Head Start teacher. For those unfamiliar, it's kind of like government-funded preschool for low-income families.

I wasn't really posting a lot of content anyway, but now there's an actual reason why (instead of just me being lazy). I'll still be around, of course. Perhaps during summer I'll get back to writing (though I was hoping to work on original fiction instead of fanfiction or reviews).

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Feb
4th
2016

cleverpun's 2016 reading journal · 11:04pm Feb 4th, 2016

A common piece of writing advice is that to become a better writer, one should read a lot. There is truth to this, of course, depending on what one reads.

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Mar
28th
2016

Dramatic Reading: "The Monster" by Lester del Rey · 3:24am Mar 28th, 2016

Those who follow me may be aware I have a problem: I am compelled to try as many different skills as possible, despite knowing I will be bad at most of them. One could say my personal quest is to be a Master of None or Jack of all Trades. Even if the result is lackluster, I find trying new skills and hobbies to be interesting.

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Nov
29th
2018

cleverpun's 2018 Reading Journal · 2:42am Nov 29th, 2018

To a writer, what entertainment one consumes is extremely important. I’ve lost track of the times where binging a show on Netflix or a specific music album have directly influenced my writing.

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May
15th
2019

cleverpun’s 2019 Reading Journal: April · 2:28am May 15th, 2019

Dune by Frank Herbert

In the distant future, everything is different. Computers have been outlawed, replaced by human-computers known as mentats. Interstellar travel is possible, thanks to the Guild, which uses prescient navigators and space-folding ships to travel faster than light. Humans live longer than ever. All this is thanks to a substance known as Melange, the spice that can only be found on a single, inhospitable desert planet known as Dune.

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Apr
1st
2019

cleverpun’s 2019 Reading Journal: March · 11:58pm Apr 1st, 2019

A common piece of writing advice is that to become a better writer, one should read a lot. There is truth to this, of course, depending on what one reads. Welcome back to my reading journal.

Fobbit by David Abrams

I chose this book to read because my library’s automated recommendations compared it with Catch-22; a book which I count among my all-time favorites. The comparison is apt in some ways, but not in others.

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May
3rd
2021

Does Anyone Know of Recently Published Medical/Science Thrillers? · 7:23pm May 3rd

Alright, here's an odd request for y'all.

A friend of mine is working on a query letter for her book. Industry standards means she needs to compare her book to other books on the market. None of my writing group could think of appropriate comparisons, so I thought I'd ask here.

She's writing a medical/science thriller. The comparative book can be a little loose, but ideally not that dissimilar. The comparison can not be;

  • Self-published
  • Published a long time ago

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Mar
3rd
2019

cleverpun’s 2019 Reading Journal: February · 8:50am Mar 3rd, 2019

A common piece of writing advice is that to become a better writer, one should read a lot. There is truth to this, of course, depending on what one reads. Welcome to my reading journal.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

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Feb
6th
2019

cleverpun’s 2019 Reading Journal: January · 7:01am Feb 6th, 2019

Welcome to my reading journal. A common piece of writing advice is that to become a better writer, one should read a lot. There is truth to this, of course, depending on what one reads. Every month, I’ll run down all the books I’ve read, in about 300 words apiece. These aren’t full-blown reviews, but hopefully there’s still some useful information buried in them.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

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Jul
3rd
2018

YouTube Mini-Documentary: The Graffiti Grammar Police · 11:18am Jul 3rd, 2018

One YouTube channel I follow is Great Big Story. They do micro documentaries: 2-5 minute videos about various topics, slickly edited and narrated. YouTube recommended one of their videos to me, and I couldn't help but notice some similarities to one of my fics. I suppose Luna would be proud of them?

Jul
3rd
2019

cleverpun’s 2019 Reading Journal: June · 5:10am Jul 3rd, 2019

The Magician King by Lev Grossman

This is the sequel to The Magicians, which I read back in January. Spoilers for it follow.

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Aug
2nd
2019

cleverpun’s 2019 Reading Journal: July · 6:04am Aug 2nd, 2019

The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman

This is the sequel to The Magicians, which I read back in January, and The Magician King, which I read last month. Spoilers all three books follow.

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Jun
11th
2019

cleverpun’s 2019 Reading Journal: May · 9:41pm Jun 11th, 2019

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Firefight is the second book in the Reckoner’s trilogy. I read the first back in Februrary. Spoilers for it follow.

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Dec
16th
2020

cleverpun's Reading Journal: The Starless Sea · 6:45pm Dec 16th, 2020

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Deep underground, there is a Starless Sea. Made of honey, pockmarked with Harbors, dedicated to holding stories in every shape and form imaginable. Tended by Acolytes who have their tongues cut out, protected by Guardians with swords burned into their chests.

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Sep
10th
2019

cleverpun’s 2019 Reading Journal: August · 9:55pm Sep 10th, 2019

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

The Radch Empire is a civilization of humans who spend their time annexing other planets. Their military force is incredibly advanced. Each ship is run by an AI, and has hundreds of “ancillaries”; human bodies that have been medically killed and revived, their thoughts replaced by those of the ship’s AI.

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Apr
9th
2020

cleverpun’s 2020 Reading Journal: March · 6:35pm Apr 9th, 2020

Jun
23rd
2016

So I Had This Weird Dream · 1:53am Jun 23rd, 2016

So I had this weird dream last night. It actually woke me up, but not necessarily because it was weird or frightening, but because I was compelled to write it down. Yes, even my dreams present themselves as stories: my muse has always been pushy.

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Aug
30th
2018

CCC: cleverpun's Critique Corner Not-Fanfiction Edition — Magic: The Gathering's Unbowed, Part 1 · 5:38am Aug 30th, 2018

Yes, you read that right. Today I'm taking a break from talking about fanfiction and magic equines. Today, I'm talking about corporate fiction and magic humans! I know it will be a transition for all of us, but there's more equivalency in writing quality than you might expect.

Today I'm talking about Unbowed, Part 1.

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