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  • 5 Reasons Tech Can’t Replace Editors

    5 Reasons Tech Can’t Replace Editors

    Have you seen the new products on the market to replace live editors with an automated intelligence? I see authors spending a lot of money on these services, while being excited that they can now save the money they used to spend on editors. I see editors moving to other careers or accepting impoverishing fees just…

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  • The Demons in the Machine

    The Demons in the Machine

    Meet an Artificial Intelligence There’s an AI in a game I like to play. I’ve been playing this game for a few years: cute animations, fun puzzles, just enough to distract my brain. Except lately, I’ve been distracted by the way the AI is changing the game. About a year ago, the developer decided to…

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  • 7 Things Every Author Website Needs

    7 Things Every Author Website Needs

    I’m expecting my first grandchild in a few days. When I hold her in my arms for the first time, I’m not going to be judging her ability to run a marathon or write novels. I’m going to be happy if she looks up at me. If I keep our first encounter simple, connected, and…

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  • 5 Reasons Why Authors Need a Website

    5 Reasons Why Authors Need a Website

    We’ve all heard that writers need a website, but why? When I ask writers why they want a website, they say: When we don’t know why we need a website, it is hard to use it effectively. A website isn’t supposed to be something you put on a shelf and dust off occasionally. A website…

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  • Words Matter

    Words Matter

    I’ve just had a discussion with someone in the technology industry – a discussion about words, specifically an industry standard technology term that they feel has no emotional context. We were talking about the sorting of data into “good” and “bad” – the good being the “whitelist” and the bad being the “blacklist.” Now remember,…

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  • Political Parley

    Political Parley

    Parley (noun): “a conference between opposing sides in a dispute, especially a discussion of terms for an armistice.” Oxford English Dictionary If you can’t handle one more political rant, please skip this post, and know that I respect your decision. I can’t handle one more political rant. Throughout this post, I suspect many of you…

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