As an attempt to get back into the spirit of blogging — for my own sanity if nothing else — I’ve put up a new post at the Magic District and planned out another for a couple weeks from now. This one, in honor of this year’s crop of Viable Paradise students, is on that weird, difficult stage of a workshop that takes place well after the goodbyes have been said: writing after the workshop.
(Incidentally, anyone willing to give me a hand on the next post? What I’m looking for are examples of technobabble done right. Not just exposition, but the garbledy garbledy SCIENCE!-type (or, if it’s fantasy, garbledy garbledy MYTH!) exposition that would normally be used to explain just why we have to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow or whatever plot-relevant action is needed. I know there are places where it works, and I want to put together some examples.)