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The warped mirrors

Posted in Writing

Everyone has heard the saying “art imitates life,” but what exactly does that mean to a writer? More headaches.

Web 101

Posted in Techie

Ever wondered what’s going on behind the scenes when you visit a web site or send an email? Here’s a quick summary.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Posted in Writing

When is a book too challenging for a reader? I don’t know. This one treads the line, but the result is something so amazing that it’s worth the challenge.

Distraction wins MajorFun award

Posted in Games

What did Major Fun think about Distraction? I’ll give you a hint: I wouldn’t post it here if he didn’t love it!

Fighting Summer Brain Drain

Posted in Games

Each year, I write a Games for Educators article about all the great games out there that you can use to help fight Summer Brain Drain. Click here to check it out!

WordPress outside of WordPress

Posted in Techie

Need to display WordPress blog entries outside of WordPress? Here are a couple answers!

What is a phone?

Posted in Writing

Including phones in a novel has proven to be a bit tricky. On the one hand, I want the book to be timeless. On the other, phone technology is advancing so quickly, how do I keep it accurate?

So you wanna make a game?

Posted in Games

I just wrote this article for Games for Educators, all about how to bring your own game to market. It’s not exhaustive, but hopefully it will help you decide the direction that’s right for you!

The importance of artwork

Posted in Games

When I created Ice Lake, my vision was to give it a great old-timey feel. I talked with Billy Matter about it, and he came up with (what I thought) was pretty much a perfect cover. So what did retailers say? Great game, but on the shelf, the box looks like it’s a game that’s […]

Missing Facebook’s Share Button?

Posted in Techie

Sometimes, Facebook’s Like button isn’t what you need. Here’s an option that lets the user post directly to their Facebook wall. It’s kind of like the old Facebook Share button, but better.