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Top 3 world-building tips
Top 3 world-building tips

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Author Renée Gendron asked me on Twitter my top three world-building tips. Here’s the slightly longer answer than 240 characters!

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On suffrage

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I contemplate suffrage and voting rights after Jacinda Ardern's 'Happy Suffrage Day' video leads to an interesting debate on social media. I explore the danger of appealing to historical models and salute New Zealand for a job well done.

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Flags ahoy my hearties!
Flags ahoy my hearties!

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When my book, The Weaver's Boy, is pirated and sold illegally, I reflect on piracy, DRM and the hidden risks of going wide.

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The perils of building a business on Facebook

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An article in today's newspaper makes me contemplate the risks of building a business on Facebook.

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Why I still use Scrivener

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Ten reasons why I still use Scrivener for writing fiction.

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Amazon Deforested in Australia
Amazon Deforested in Australia

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Amazon's decision to geoblock Australia sends shockwaves through the country. I give my perspectives as a long-term customer, an Expat and an independent author

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The Switch to Ulysses

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I make the switch to Ulysses in an effort to streamline my blogging.

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Serverless Publishing

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I move my website from DigitalOcean to Netlify and enter the world of serverless publishing

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Old-school world-building
Old-school world-building

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An old friend calls me out on Twitter after my first article in the series. His prudent question makes me wonder if I could world-build old-school on paper alone.

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Building Cae Valley
Building Cae Valley

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I put my PC project rig to use and start mapping the setting for my fantasy anthology in Adobe PhotoShop.

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