My new years resolution this year was to be less shy about my writing. So here's something— I've spent the last three years writing a book that turned out to be three books! Anyway, the first draft of that is done, and one of my lessons learned was actually software related, namely, what software I liked to use to write. So I wrote up a post with some helper scripts I've used to create the writing process that works the best for me, and the best part is, it's all free and open source! Hope this helps someone out!Read
I gave a talk at the Boston Python Meetup back in October on using Python to write git hooks. My example was using a git hook to automatically add the titles of the books you are currently reading to your git commits. Why on earth would you want to do this? Well I wanted to do it because I use git to version control my writing, and often times I read my writing and wonder what I was reading at the time that made me write in that way. So it was a git hook that probably only I would use, but it was fun to learn, and even more fun to give a talk about. I'm a big fan of the Boston Python Meetup!Read
Update 12/26— This was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Flash Fiction Magazine! Thanks Flash Fiction Magazine!!
Today my short story was published! I think this is actually the first short story I've really published. It's nice and short (<1000 words) and was largely influenced by Jesmyn Ward's beautiful writing about a relationship between a dog and a kid in Salvage the Bones. Hope you enjoy!
I'm always looking for ways to be more efficient in both coding and writing. For a very long time, I've struggled with forming a writing process that really worked for me. Of course there is never a 'right' process that is going to work for everybody, but I'm fairly satisfied with the one I've come up with so far— for me, at least. It merges some of my coding habits with my writing habits and so there's less context switching when I go from one to the other.Read