articles of interest

updated aug 25 2021 - added Tom Scott's weekly newsletter and Recommended Reading

collected articles, blog entries, newsletters, etc. most are focused on creation, community, life online, and self-keeping.


chat with Seán » a chat about the web as a city in transition, nurturing vibrant & inclusive online communities, and bringing exploration back to the internet.

blog posts & articles

why write digital fiction? » digital fiction is cool—here's why. first entry in a nine-part series by Lyle Skains on how to write digital fiction.

the "I don't feel like it" fallacy » Darya Rose, neuroscience Ph.D, takes a look at the habits we break and unpacks what's really behind "I don't feel like it." the focus here is food, but the principles are broadly applicable.

twinescapes, or the rise of spatial hypertext » Reed Underwood examines the world of Twine-based interactive fiction.


year of the meteor » archive of robin sloan's 2019 email newsletter. bursting with recommendations, thoughts on publishing, creative community stuff, links to interesting things and people.

Pay Attention » Hank Green's substack newsletter about creation, media, the internet & the future. a good read for creators, and anyone who wants to understand more about making a life on the internet.

Tom Scott's weekly newsletter » what it says on the tin! to accompany his weekly video, Tom's newsletter includes links to other YouTube videos, interesting articles and so forth from elsewhere on the internet, and sometimes behind-the-scenes stuff.

Recommended Reading » one of two lit mags from Electric Literature, a nonprofit digital publisher. contemporary fiction including short stories and novel excerpts. a good way to discover new voices and enjoy a small dose of fiction each week. (note from Summer 2021: I attended a couple virtual literary salons of theirs and found them entertaining and informative. EL does great work and publishes great work.)