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This is where I write about writing, coding, game design, and whatever else I think you might be interested in. Have a request for a topic? Drop me a line, and I'll write a post!

Web 101

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

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

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

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

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

What is a phone?

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?

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

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?

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.

The 30 Second Pitch

Whether you’re pitching a novel, a picture book, or a magazine article, it’s absolutely vital to have a 30 second pitch figured out so well that you can give it in your sleep. When I say “figured out,” I don’t mean memorized. No one wants to hear someone recite their pitch, even if it is only […]