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Fiction

Choices: 2014 in Review

A quick recap of what I've been up to and working on in 2014, and some goals for 2015, including trying to blog better for you, because you're awesome.
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Why you should be reading fiction (and why I’m writing more of it)

This is a great article over at Medium about why you should be reading more fiction. I still love — absolutely love — the nonfiction work I do, but this pretty well covers why I'm writing — and will soon be publishing — more and more fiction, too. Some highlights:
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The World’s First Post About the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Finale

And by 'first' I mean five billionth. I'm not doing a whole recap or anything. This is going to be short and sweet. I don't think we've ever seen a comedy as creative and as risk-taking as HIMYM.
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‘The Mommy Observation’ Examination

Examining an incredible moment from the "Big Bang Theory" episode, where humanity wins over both science and religion.
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Appreciating ‘THE GREY’

Going deep on the modern classic, which is way more than Liam Neeson punching wolves—and exploring how God might feel about Neeson cussing him out.
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Toy Story: The True Story of Andy’s Mom

From Jon Negroni at moviepilot.com: Andy’s mom has always been a bit of an enigma. In the first Toy Story, we barely even saw her face. That’s all fine because throughout the movies, the real focus has been on Andy and the love he has for those toys. But this is Pixar, and it stands to reason...
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Making It As A Writer: Remember, It’s All Relative

"I'm always 10 years away from being the writer I want to be. I'll feel that way 10 years from now."
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Here’s Max Landis’s invented Superman Kryptonian backstory that we’re all going to pretend is canon.

He put it out there earlier today on Twitter, where he is @uptomyknees: I will now offer you an invented Superman Kryptonian backstory that we can all pretend is canon. Krypton was a planet engulfed in global civil war. A computer system called Brainiac was invented to keep the peace. This backfired. As the warring factions of...
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A conversation with Jorma Taccone

Jorma Taccone (center) was cool enough to hop on the phone with me for more than an hour last week.
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How reading helped a kid survive juvie.

"I don’t want to sound cliché and say Stephen King saved my life, but it feels kind of like it."
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ReadIt: ‘The Veldt’ by Ray Bradbury (Fiction)

Published in 1950, “The Veldt” is Ray Bradbury‘s short story about the danger of integrating technology too far into human developmental psychology. To read click here.  (Via Longreads) 
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