Container Universes and Create A World Clinic #wabwm

After very difficult last two weeks, where I was overhauling the major part of the HowToThinkSideways.com site, it was sheer joy to get back to writing Create A World Clinic. And while I didn’t set the world on fire, I did get 802 words, and the first two sections of the Container Universe chapter done. Also dressed up this place … Continue reading →

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At week’s end, the Core of Create A World Clinic is done

Now, the book itself is not done, and remembering that I initially estimated that I’d be able to bring it in at 30,000 words, and sitting right at the doorstep of that number with Dot World, Line World, and Toothpaste World complete, I face the reality that I am going to have to squeeze like hell to fit what’s left … Continue reading →

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A Spiritualist Angle emerges… #WABWM

In working through the Create A World Clinic, I’m also developing the worldbuilding for a story of my own, demonstrating the techniques I use and showing my work as part of the course. And today, I got the first hints of a practitioner of one of the branches of the Spiritualist movement operating in the story’s past. It was an … Continue reading →

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Sneak Peek: My Wallpaper, Blinkie, Shin-Banger Demo #WABWM

This is a tiny demo scene from Create A World Clinic, but I think it’s fun. And I got it by interviewing a chicken puppet and a player piano, which made the process of getting the details for writing it entertaining. Yes, that’s all worldbuilding. And I got 1080 words today. Black night, and the houses on Wickham Street huddled … Continue reading →

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Back to the words, and the World Clinic #WABWM

The hiatus from writing was longer than I’d like, but necessary. Had to get the classroom built, get the lessons in place, get the sales page done. BUT now it is done. Which means I have some time to go in and answer questions in the community. Also means I get to get back to writing again. My goal for … Continue reading →

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Help me build the How To Think Sideways Surprise

I’m putting together the How To Think Sideways Surprise—the extra course material that everyone gets when they join the new version of How to Think Sideways, ULTRA. (Legacy students and grads will upgrade automatically and for free—but you can still help build the Surprise.) I want to make sure the Surprise is spectacular. To make it great, I need to … Continue reading →

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Before the Battle, I Forget #wabwm

I forget I can’t do everything. I forget I can’t work sixteen hours straight every day with no days off for two weeks without paying a price. I forget that when I am doing a massive website overhaul, with software testing, course setup, and course formatting and production going on simultaneously, I lose my creative side. I forget, and plan … Continue reading →

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Waylaid by Downton Abbey #wabwm

The work I got on World Clinic yesterday, all 2487 words of it :mrgreen:, will have to suffice for today as well. The third series of Downton Abbey came out yesterday. Matt and I had discovered the show right after the new year, and had already been through the first two series (twice) since then. So yesterday after I finished … Continue reading →

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