A scoring system for writers

Or: "How to actually be happy with this frustrating job"

This post is about being happy, productive and successful in your creative life.

I put that topic sentence right up front because this is a long post, worth reading for all creatives (but especially you writer-types). This post is about my “scoring system,” which I devised to help me from tearing my own eyes out from […]

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ALONE Episode #30

Em, Bishop, Admiral Xaner, Zubiri, Lafah and others are on the Ximbal, the reliable shuttle, which has been modified to deliver a nuclear weapon to their former home, the city of Omeyocan. Their mission? To destroy the God of Blood. What will the Wasps do to defend their new diety?

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SiglerFest2k18 — the ins and outs of a fan festival

StorySmack #35

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An episode about the ins and outs of putting on a fan appreciation weekend. We talk through the evolution of SiglerFest and what’s coming this year!

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ALONE Episode #28

After a crushing clash of memories, Matilda’s overwrite of Em is complete. Or is it? After a millenia of waiting, two separate people become a single entity. Who will that entity be?

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ALONE Episode #27

In the last episode, Em made the grave decision to sacrifice herself for the good of her people. She gave herself up to Matilda, so that Matilda could finally overwrite Em’s existence and take over Em’s body. Matilda has been waiting for this moment for a thousand years. Will Matilda get what she has dreamed of for a milenia, or will Em find a way out of this certain death?

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ALONE Episode #26

In order to save her people, Em has decided to make the ultimate sacrifice — she will give Matilda what Matilda has wanted for a thousand years. Is this finally the end for Em Savage? Or, is this the end of Matilda?

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The cover of ALONE, Book III in the Generations Trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler

ALONE Episode #25

Em, Barkah, Lafah and Spingate see areas of the Xolotl that were never revealed to the Birthday Children. But Matilda is plotting and planning — when will she strike?

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ALONE Episode #24

The grub has risen — the God of Blood has burst from the depths and crawled forth onto the surface of the Birthday Children’s destined homeworld. After an intense battle that left many casualties on both sides, Em and the others escaped Omeyocan, the invading Wasp army, and the Grub that forces races to span the galaxy and fight to the death. Now Em and the survivors must re-board the ship they escaped in ALIVE — to stay alive, they must take the Xolotl, and face Matilda.

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ALONE Episode #23

As battles raged through the jungles of Omeyocan, Em, Maria, Victor, Bawden and Borjigin battled against deadly tanks. They won that battle, only to hear the sobering sound of Wasp troop ships coming in for a landing — the enemy has committed its reserves to the battle. Can Em and the others make it back to Uchmal in time to join the exodus, or will they be cut down by the pursuing wasps.

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ALONE Episode #22

The Wasps have closed in on Omeyocan. Em, Barkah, the Springers and the Birthday Children must hold off the overwhelming enemy force long enough for the escape ships to fuel up and make ready to depart. If Em fails, humans and Springers alike will be wiped out by the genocidal race. Can guerrilla tactics […]

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Han’s rescue — what, exactly, was the plan?

StorySmack Episode #34

THE LAST JEDI has come under fire for nonsensical plot elements and characters making LOST-esque idiotic decisions, but if we jump in the WayBack Machine™ and take a look at RETURN OF THE JEDI, we find that nonsensical might be endemic to all STAR WARS movies —  read also, if there was a “plan” to rescue Han, what the hell was it, and how did it go so wrong?

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This episode was inspired by Mike Ryan’s article at Uproxx on the same topic.

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The cover of ALONE, Book III in the Generations Trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler

ALONE Episode #21

Em wants to take the Birthday Children off-planet and escape the Wasp invasion. Victor refuses to leave Omeyocan. He challenged Em’s leadership, declaring that now he was in charge and no ships could be spared. Bishop faced Victor in the dueling circle and was badly defeated. Now Em enters the circle to defend her right to lead — can she survive against the bigger, faster, deadlier warrior?

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