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Lee Schneider
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Television escapee now writing novels and audio dramas and producing podcasts. Working on many things. Father of three children. Married to a goddess. Mastodon: https://scicomm.xyz/@docuguy
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Issue 81 - Let's Enter the Flow State opennotes.blog
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How to enter a flow state: Music helps. buttondown.email/500words/…

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Is it wrong to watch disinterestedly as the Duolingo owl suffers when I don’t practice my language lessons?

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@ayjay Amazing portrait.

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Entropy reduction report. Saturday 6JUL24 at 969. Today 901. #wordcount

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People with dreary jobs usually stop. Writing is neither dreary nor a job. I see it as a process of life. — Paul Theroux

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@brett Awesome! 😎 Thanks so much.

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Issue 79 - Climate Positivity opennotes.blog
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@aa Thanks! It's been a crazy journey.

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@tracydurnell Thanks so much! Lots of folks have liked the cover. My designer made great choices.

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Today’s the day. My science fiction novel Resist went live on Amazon. (More platforms to come.) Writing a book requires more than ideas – it requires steadfast friends. Thank you to all of you. #publishing #books #sciencefiction

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Entropy reduction today at 881. #wordcount

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@Annie The best list. Thank you.

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Entropy reduction report. Yesterday (Friday), 1008. Today 997. #wordcount

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@pratik Need a shirt like that. Also a pair of pants and a hat if they made one.

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Issue 79 - Climate Positivity opennotes.blog
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437 is today’s entropy reduction number. #wordcount

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There are good reasons to feel positive about climate solutions. buttondown.email/500words/…

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Currently reading: Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman 📚

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Currently reading: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie 📚

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Order changing to chaos. Kind of like it’s going today. Orlok by Anna Meredith

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Making your podcast discoverable is what keeps you up at night. (At least, me.) Thinking through what to include in your trailer helps you focus what your podcast is really about. More about that: www.descript.com/blog/arti…

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Entropy reduction strong today at 1235. #wordcount

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Entropy reduction today at 586 #wordcount

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Entropy reduction effort today 944. #wordcount

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Catching up on entropy reduction readings this week. Tuesday was 358. Wednesday 608. Yesterday was our 15th wedding anniversary, so horses were required instead of entropy reduction. Today 951. #wordcount #horses #writing

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Issue 78 - Thank You for the Blurbs opennotes.blog
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One Act Play in one scene opennotes.blog
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That moment when you realize that everything that comes out of your mouth is a dad joke.

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It’s an exercise in concentration today.

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@chartier I might try something like this! The spam is getting crazy.

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@pratik Yes, exactly. I use Drafts for quick drafts and formatting outputs. I have the Claude.ai API hooked up to it. But txt files are what I really want. I can find them. They aren't platform dependent. I can see them. Comforting. Practical.

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@petebrown Great book. Always has been my favorite of his.

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@pratik I've been using Obsidian, and the micropublish plugin has been invaluable. Keeps me in the flow without having to jump to another app. Good for pulling quotes. Pairing Obsidian with Readwise brings all my Kindle highlights, feeds, and research into Obsidian. Everything working together!

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@V_ Thank you!!

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@darby3 Ha! Well: if you find one with a decent range, totally worth it. We have a plug in hybrid that I run on electric as often as possible.

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@cliffordbeshers WOW! What a shot.

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@restlesslens Awesome. Reminds me that I haven't listened to him in a while.

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@Munish yes, same here. Often switching back-and-forth between digital and analog. I want it to be low friction so whatever is easiest, I do. There's more emotion in handwriting, so if I'm doing some personal explorations, that's best for a paper journal. The digital versions are great for a logging stuff and they're searchable, of course. 

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@jtr I journal every day. Sometimes in a notebook and sometimes in an obsidian daily note that comes up as a template for me to fill in. The notebooks I'm using have 190 something pages so they last a couple of months. It's a big deal to switch to a new notebook! 

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@V_ I use the red ones when I need to work out a storyline or when I am writing some character background. Sometimes I journal in the personality of the character. The black notebooks are meeting notes, financial calculations. So when I think about it, they are sort of left brain – right brain notebooks. 

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@jessekelber @munish Makes sense! I also started a pocket notebook for sports, running logs, tennis TIL, that I can throw in the bottom of a backpack.

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@Munish I used various Field Notes notebooks for a long time, carried in a back pocket. But I've become serious enough about note-taking that I need bigger notebooks. So it's the Leuchtturm1917 145x210mm for now. Black for "daybooks" for recording meetings, to dos, bills paid, daily stuff. Red for fiction work. I number them all and keep an index. I can actually find things later! That was the drawback for me of the pocket Field Notes. I have a shoebox filled with them. Chaos.

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@Munish He is watching. And also taking notes.

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@odd If only I knew how to file a patent!

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@JohnPhilpin Ha ha navigating a LOT of redline from my editor in my latest draft.

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@jsonbecker The good reviews are justified, pretty much. The show seems like it will capture some of the bold ideas of the books. But, for me, once I've read those books, can't go back.

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@herself Yes, you got the vibe of Buttondown. It can be rather fiddly. :)

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@herself Buttondown = good. I write in markdown in either Drafts or Obsidian and drop the text right in. Pictures are drag and drop. You can do surveys of readers and make the newsletter paid. Many improvements over the past six months. Their folks will help set things up.