Category: Essays

Artificial Intelligence at Medium

I don’t post very frequently on this page anymore, but you can find me on Medium whenever I have a chance to write. Here are some recent posts to check out… How the Creator of AI Dungeon 2 Used GPT-2 To Create Neverending Adventure Games Game creator Nick Walton released AI Dungeon 2, using the full 1.5B […]

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Publishers Weekly Stories

I am the West Coast correspondent for Publishers Weekly, and I like to share my stories on this page… Formerly Self-Published Italian Author Lands Netflix Series 27-year-old Antonio Dikele Distefano is the child of Angolan immigrants, and his formerly self-published novels explore the lives the children of immigrants. “I show Italian kids that there is […]

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The Legend of Euchre

This summer, I wrote about the card game of euchre at The Awl. Follow this link to read “The People’s Card Game.” Here’s an excerpt: “These days, most Americans don’t even recognize the word “euchre,” but it has been kept alive by loyal bands of Midwestern card players who live in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and […]

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Best Writing Music of 2016

What’s your favorite writing music from 2016? Over at Spotify, I rounded up my annual list of the best music that helped me write this year. That’s 21 hours of inspiring instrumental music for your writing pleasure… During my days as the editor of GalleyCat, I created a collection of other Spotify playlists from some […]

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Writer’s Guide to Patreon

Are you struggling to find a way to support a long-term creative project? Over at GalleyCat, I wrote an essay to help creators use Patreon to fund ongoing writing projects. It’s called “What Writers Need To Know About Patreon.”  Here’s an excerpt: “Patreon helps creators of everything from web videos to novels to comics raise […]

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